Twitter to redesign web interface into two-column layout along with other improvements

In September of last year, Twitter teased a new interface design that brought some features from its mobile version to the web including the Explore tab and Bookmarks. The redesign was released as part of limited testing at that time, and it also included a noticeable change to the site's web interface.

Today, the micro-blogging site is starting to roll out that redesign, which introduces a more simplified look and a bunch of new updates to boot. More specifically, the new web interface slims down the traditional three-column layout to just two columns, combining the trending topics section and "Who to follow" suggestion under a single column on the right side.

In addition to the cosmetic overhaul, keyboard shortcuts have also been included to help navigate the site much faster, a dedicated emoji button for spicing up your tweets with smilies, a more sophisticated search, and a refreshed trends section.

At present, the new updates are available to a small set of users via an opt-in button, so you will have to sit tight if it has not yet appeared for you. While these changes do not apparently include other highly requested capabilities such as the edit button just yet, they're still a welcome development.

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