Twitter to Roll Out New Web Interface with Images, Maps and Inline Video Support

by on September 15th, 2010

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Here comes all new Twitter. Twitter is rolling out its new web interface. Its Twitter’s biggest change to its interface in years when it is about to add photos, maps and videos in the live stream. Twitter is a real-time informational platform rather than a complete social networking website. It gets 370,000 new signups per day. Now Twitter is getting better and bigger. Yep, the change is about to happen. And, Oh! Say good bye to all the desktop apps for Twitter you liked to use. Because new Twitter has got it all and even better.

The mini-profile has arrived. You can bring up information on a user in the timeline, follow users and more. Twitter Lists will be more prominently placed, more integrated into the system. You will be able to pull up lists in panes and execute actions much easier. Twitter Search will appear on the top of Twitter.com. Search experience will be much more integrated and saving searches and managing them is much more integrated as well.

Twitter might start Twitter Pro subscription for Multimedia support for users. Several companies will be involved with Twitter’s multimedia efforts, handling different parts of the backend and distribution. Similar to how Twitter had started to work with TweetMeme to support the backend for the official Twitter Buttons allowing you to ReTweet, Twitter might potentially be utilizing other services to make things like video, photos, maps and even live streaming content accessible from the Twitter interface.

All these changes will make Twitter feel somewhat like Facebook.

Twitter Default Avatar Picture

Twitter changes the default user avatar (bird) to a drawing of an egg.

Video, Maps and Images Coming to Twitter

The new version of Twitter allows users to embed videos, maps and pictures in their tweets without requiring followers to click on any external links. YouTube videos are supported in Twitter for sure. Twitter tested the Twitter Media support earlier as in the image below.

Now Twitter has got Media Partners including Dailybooth, DeviantArt, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, Twitvid, USTREAM, Vimeo, Yfrog, YouTube and more…

Twitter Connections

Browse and manage the different Applications connecting to Twitter and monitor what applications you have allowed to access your account. In ‘settings’ go to ‘connections’ to see the applications which has access to your Twitter account e.g. blippr or twitterfeed. This feature greatly helps you in saving your Twitter account because sometimes users may forget about the application they grant access to Twitter and in case they made a mistake by allowing wrong application to connect with their Twitter account they might want to remove the access of their Twitter account for that application.

twitter applications access

[Via: Mashable]


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  1. Neo says:

    thx hiroshi for info
    twitter getting better is good