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Twitter gives a more modern look to your DMs in the Android app

Twitter has started rolling out some changes to its Android app that give people swiping into DMs a more visually appealing interface. The social network’s Android app has remained largely the same over the years, but this update, while quite minor, was meant to give users “an overall smoother and more consistent experience.” Twitter says it went to work redesigning its DMs on Android after its teams evaluated the experience on the operating system and determined it needed improvement.

As you can see in the screenshots below, the message view in the app now looks cleaner, with rounder speech bubbles and text boxes at the bottom. The inbox itself also looks much less cluttered and has no line breaks. The same goes for the message request view, which now also displays an “x” button for each request making it easy to delete.


Twitter didn’t just give DMs on Android a shiny new look, though. The company said it also worked on its back-end and rebuilt it with the proper architecture, improving its responsiveness and scrolling performance. Twitter said it also redesigned the message composer as well as the app’s tweet-forwarding capabilities.

The company has historically been slow to bring new features to the Android app: Search, for example, had been available on iOS and the web for almost a couple of years before it came to the mobile platform. Earlier this year, Twitter expanded search capabilities to make it easier to find the exact conversations users are looking for. That feature is available for iOS and Android users.



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