Twitter changes website to look more like mobile app
Login to twitter.com and you might find things look a little different.
That’s because the platform has begun overhauling its website, making it more similar to the mobile version of the social media application.
The revamp to the Twitter page comes at a time when the San Francisco-based company seeks to ramp up community engagement while managing abusive content.
"We are starting to roll out a new Twitter.com -- a refreshed and updated website that is faster, easier to navigate and more personalized," said the Twitter in a statement.
"The site has an updated look and feel that is more consistent with the Twitter you see on other devices."
A new explore feature has been added to the website, which Twitter says will give users more live video and local ‘moments’ based on where you are at the time.
Twitter has also added a ‘dark mode’ which changes colour options and lets people personalize their own pages.
"Today is a big step as we continue building Twitter to best serve the people who use it every day," the company said.
"This update also gives us a much stronger foundation to build on so we can continue to bring you updated features faster than before."
While still popular with political figures, celebrities and journalists, Twitter has failed to keep growing at the same pace as the likes of Facebook and Instagram.
Twitter said it would stop counting its monthly active users (currently around 330-million) and shift to ‘monetisable daily active users’ which sits at 134 million over the most recent quarter.