New-redesigned Tweet Now Show Options to 'reply, favorite, retweet, view photo, expand' When Mouse Over; Twitter Platform Objects Field Guide Released

Twitter has been testing subtle tweaks in the language of its sign-up pages and removing the search box from homepage to big shifts in navigation elements. After recent experimentation, Twitter introduce a slight redesign to every Tweet that flows through timeline on Twitter.com. Now, when you hover over the newly-redesigned Tweet, you'll always see options […]

Twitter has been testing subtle tweaks in the language of its sign-up pages and removing the search box from homepage to big shifts in navigation elements.

After recent experimentation, Twitter introduce a slight redesign to every Tweet that flows through timeline on Twitter.com. Now, when you hover over the newly-redesigned Tweet, you'll always see options to reply, favorite or retweet in the lower-left corner against a grey background.

"A Tweet may be our basic unit of communication, but it also contains a universe: each one has an identity with a username, real name and avatar; a 140-character message that includes text as well as metadata like time and language; some context (replies, favorites and retweets of that Tweet), and perhaps media (photos, videos or links)," wrote Othman Laraki, Director on Twitter blog.

"If the Tweet contains media, you'll also see specific options like "View photo" or "View video"; otherwise, you'll see the option to "Expand"," Laraki adds.

"You can expand any Tweet in your timeline to see inline context like favorites or retweets from other people, or additional Tweets from that same conversation. You can also click on any Tweet's timestamp or "Details" to see that Tweet's permalink, the unique web page for that Tweet," explains Laraki.

NEwly-redesigned Tweet now shows reply, favorite, retweet, view photo,view video, or expand

Also, inspired by James Audubon's 1831 landmark the Birds of America, Twitter created a new "Field Guide" to the most frequently encountered wild objects encountered on the platform.

"The earliest adopters of the Twitter platform arrived with a firm understanding of our service and the objects that represented the various nouns and verbs that describe Twitter's capabilities and opportunity. The platform has grown considerably since and now developers of all levels of familiarity and experience are getting started with the Twitter API," Twitter posted.

You can find the guide here.