Twitter has now released version 4.0 of its Android app, and with it comes a totally new look and feel, at least for those of us with a device running Android 4.0 or higher.
As you might have guessed, the new UI brings with it a visual style that is more in-line with Android “holo” guidelines. Simplicity is key here, and swiping across the screen makes it easy to switch between the four tabs: home, discover, connect and me.
Is the new version perfect? Not by a longshot, but it is still a huge jump forward compared to the what we’ve seen in the past.
Outside of the visuals changes, there are a few other new changes coming to Twitter such as the ability to install and launch apps directly from Tweets. Additionally, when searching or composing a Tweet, all you have to do is type “@” or “#” and it will bring up a list of suggestions for you.
Here’s the full change-log for those interested:
- We’ve got a brand new look and feel crafted for Android 4.0+. Navigate seamlessly between your favorite parts of Twitter with a simple swipe.
- It’s easier to connect with friends and join conversations with @username and #hashtag suggestions that appear as you search or compose a Tweet
- Discover, install and launch your favorite apps from Tweets
- Other bug fixes and improvements
What do you think of the newly redesigned Twitter app, like it or not?