Twitter has started rolling out a few changes to its Android app that gives people swiping DMs a more visually appealing interface. The social network’s Android app has remained largely the same over the years, but this update, while fairly minor, was aimed at giving users “a smoother and more consistent experience overall”. Twitter says it got to work redesigning its DMs on Android after its teams assessed the experience on the operating system and determined it needed improvement.
As you can see in the screenshots below, the message view on the app now looks cleaner, with rounder bubbles and a text box at the bottom. The inbox itself also looks much less cluttered and devoid of line breaks. Ditto for the message requests view, which now also displays an “x” button for each request, making it easier to delete them.
However, Twitter hasn’t just given DMs on Android a shiny new veneer. The company said it also worked on its back-end and rebuilt it with proper architecture, improving its responsiveness and scrolling performance. Twitter said it has also redesigned the message composer, as well as the app’s tweet forwarding capabilities.
The company has always been slow to bring new features to the Android app – search, for example, was available on iOS and the web for almost two years before coming to the mobile platform. Earlier this year, Twitter expanded search capability to make it easier to find the exact conversations users are looking for. This feature is available for iOS and Android users.
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