Twitter reworks following lists, adds functionality

Twitter is rolling out a user interface update to their following lists and adding functionality for social actions.

Twitter is in the process of rolling out a new user interface update to its users.

This update focuses on Twitter's Following and Follower pages. In addition to a better looking list, Twitter has added more social actions to the page, including @replies, direct messages, and mobile update subscription. An extra collapsed "List View" has also been added to the traditional "Expanded View" and makes for a much more readable and quickly scannable page.

Twitter's new following list UI adds social actions like @replies, DM's, and Follow/Unfollow Screenshot by Harrison Hoffman/CNET

Due to the lack of a good way to browse, filter, and search through these lists, they are largely underused. This update is the first step in making Twitter's Following and Follower lists into much more usable and functional tools. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Twitter continued to build out these features more in the future, bringing in some of the functionality that third party applications have long included, such as TweetDeck's groups.

Click through to see what Twitter's new List View looks like.

The new UI allows for a collapsed "List View." Screenshot by Harrison Hoffman/CNET
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    Harrison Hoffman is a tech enthusiast and co-founder of LiveSide.net, a blog about Windows Live. The Web services report covers news, opinions, and analysis on Web-based software from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, and countless other companies in this rapidly expanding space. Hoffman currently attends the University of Miami, where he studies business and computer science. Disclosure.

     

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