Twitter has recently rolled out a redesign; and for many of its users, it looks just like Facebook.
Reactions to the change vary. Many expressed disapproval of the revamp.
Nick Turner said the layout looked “disgusting” and that the new shift towards a look similar to Facebook takes away “everything that makes it good.”
“Terrible move, beauty of Twitter is it’s not Facebook,” tweeted John Feeley.
“Looks a bit much to me. I love the simplicity of Twitter, this is a huge departure,” wrote Tom Barnett.
Others, however, liked the shift.
“I am clearly in the minority but I love the new Twitter profile redesign. It looks fresh and clean,” wrote @stuhunter.
Megan Cassella said, “Never met a redesign I didn’t love to hate.”
Twitter outlined the changes that the redesign touched on.
For one, tweets that have more interactions – that is, favorites and retweets – than others appear slightly larger in the feed. The timeline also received a massive overhaul, with the cover photo spread in its entirety and the profile photo thumbnail pinned on the left side.
So far, this has been the biggest change in the microblogging site’s layout.