Twitter is trying out some new interfaces. Learn how to switch to the new interface to take it for a test drive, and go back to the old one if you choose.
- [Instructor] Twitter has been busy developing a brand new interface for us, and you can try it out. You may not get this option, but if you do it's going to be on the top right hand side of your screen. You could see a link that says, Sneak a peek at the new Twitter. I say go for it. To do that click Take a Look. It's going to change you over to the brand new interface, and I wanted to give you a quick tour. You'll notice that it has completely gotten rid of the panel on the left hand side. It's moved some trends to the top right hand side of the screen. And down on the bottom right hand side you can click to compose a Tweet. You can also click to compose a Tweet in the middle of the screen. And at the top of the screen it's no longer text length, instead things like Notifications, Direct Messages, and your Home Twitter feed are just icons. When you're looking at a Tweet itself you now have a fabulous option. All the way to the right you can click the arrow pointing up and you can add your Tweet to bookmarks. This is a great way to be able to save a Tweet to read for future reference without having to purposely click Favorite, or Like. To get to those bookmarked Tweets you can click the down triangle next to your name on the top right hand side of the screen. From here you can click Bookmarks, and that will show you all the links that you've saved. This is also where you'll go to get into your Profile and Settings. If you decide that you don't like this brand new Twitter, or that you feel a little bit more comfortable using the old one, in this view you can click Switch to Legacy Twitter. If you feel like it you can tell Twitter why you're switching back, or just click Switch Back. It's going to take you back to where you were and at any time you can go back to that new Twitter again by clicking Take a Look again on the top right hand side of the screen. So that's the new Twitter. One day we might log in to Twitter and find that everybody has been changed to this new version. But until then, you'll find that both versions still work so use the one that you feel the most comfortable with.
- Understanding Twitter and microblogging
- Finding friends by searching your contacts
- Creating and viewing your Twitter profile
- Composing a tweet
- Creating a Twitter poll
- Using hashtags
- Deleting, pinning, and sharing tweets
- Navigating an individual tweet
- Interacting with tweets and users
- Exploring Twitter settings
- Creating a Twitter Moment
- Creating lists of Twitter users