Over the last few weeks, Twitter has sent some clear signals as to where it’s headed with some new features. The new service will look very different from the current site that we all know and love.
Messing with functionality is risky for a service that is so successful because of its simplicity. But for the most part, Twitter seems to be approaching this in a smart way. Here’s what you need to know about the new direction its taking:
1. Changing basic functionality
Twitter is adding new functionality with an “activity stream,” and this is all about bulking up your stream and sharing more of what your friends are doing. Twitter provides this information in a separate tab. This new layer of social activity will help you find more relevant information from the people you follow.
2. Splitting the streams Instagram-style