Twitter quietly testing expandable timeline

New timeline allows users to click on tweets to see conversations and media inside the timeline instead of off to the side.

Twitter's redesigned timeline lets users expand conversations and see who and how many people retweeted a message--all from inside the timeline. Pinglio

Twitter is quietly testing an expandable timeline that allows users to see media and related information inside the timeline instead of off to the side.

The redesigned timeline, which was first reported by Patrick Bisch of Pinglio, allows users to click on individual tweets to expand conversations, media, and retweets. (See the video Bisch created below.)

Hovering over a tweet produces an "Open" link that allows users to open a tweet to see who retweeted the message, as well as view the entire threaded conversation. Opening a tweet with media such as a TwitPic image or YouTube video will expand the window in the timeline to view the media.

Twitter hasn't commented about the changes on its official feed, but some Twitter users are reporting getting the redesigned timeline.

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