- Twitter is testing a redesign of its desktop website.
- If implemented, it would be the first major Twitter web redesign in a long time.
- We've got screenshots of the test.
Twitter is testing a redesign of its desktop website that adds a night mode, data-saving mode, bookmarks, and other new features, the company announced on Thursday.
The redesign will look very familiar to anyone who's used Twitter on a mobile phone browser or Windows. The experience is nearly identical.
"This is a limited test for now," a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider.
Love to use Bookmarks and want it on web? Into scrolling through Explore to see what's happening?— Twitter (@Twitter) September 6, 2018
We are testing out a new Twitter for web, which a small number of people will see today. Love it? Missing something? Reply and tell us. Don't have the new experience? Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/w4TiRrVFHU
It appears that the new desktop website test is a Progressive Web App, a standard that discusses how to build apps in browser windows. One cool feature is that it allows websites to be pinned to a dock or taskbar, just like an app.
A Business Insider reporter was given an opportunity to opt-in to the test on Thursday. Here are some screenshots:
New tweet embed features:
So if you don't like the new design, at least you can switch back to "legacy Twitter" for now.