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Twitter redesign hands-on: What to expect in mobile apps, Web

Twitter announced a major redesign today across its Web and mobile interfaces. The new interface simplifies the Twitter experience and makes the tools you rely on readily available.

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Jason Parker
Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
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Jaymar Cabebe Former Associate Editor
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.
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The Twitter Web site launched with all the changes

The Twitter redesign was announced at Twitter.com with descriptions of each element of the new streamlined interface.
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Twitter - Home

Along with the latest tweets, there are now sections on the left showing recommendations for who to follow, current Twitter trends, and other information.
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Twitter - Connect

New buttons at the top left of the Connect screen let you sort by other users who have mentioned you and by Interactions, which shows newly added followers of your feed.
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Twitter - Discover

The new Discover section gives you several handy tools for viewing the hottest stories on Twitter and your friends' Twitter activity, a place to browse news categories, and more.
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Twitter - Profile

The new profile section offers a much more streamlined way for other users to explore your Twitter activity, view your followers, see your favorites, and find other info, all from the left navigation area.
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Twitter - Compose

Compose tweets, add photos, link to videos and Web pages, mark your location, and more using the Tweet button at the top right of the Web interface.
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Twitter Mobile - Home

Tap the icons to browse through Twitter content. The redesigned and simplified Home screen shows the latest tweets from people you follow. (These mobile screenshots show the Android version of Twitter on the left and the iPhone version on the right.)
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Twitter Mobile - Connect

The Connect screen now has buttons for both interactions and mentions so you can follow conversations and see who has recently followed you. (Android on left, iPhone on right.)
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Twitter Mobile - Discover

The Discover screen offers up top stories trending right now, or you can enter a hashtag or search term to find what interests you. (Android on left, iPhone on right.)
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Twitter Mobile - Me

The Me, or Profile, screen lets you view your stats and browse direct messages, drafts, lists, and saved searches. (Android on left, iPhone on right.)
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Twitter Mobile - Compose

Hit the compose button in the upper right of the interface to send out a message to the world. (Android on left, iPhone on right.)

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