Twitter has announced that its official website will be getting a heavy makeover. Aside from a cleaner, two-column layout, the new looks will also pack new functions, including:
- Media. Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.
- Related content. When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.
- Mini profiles. Click a username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.
The new layout, which also provides infinite scrolling (thank you!), will be rolling out to a small percentage of users today and the vast majority of users in the next few weeks. We have a video detailing some of the functionality after the break.