Twitter put up a prominent banner today saying that the old Twitter will be dying and the new Twitter will be the only version people will be able to use via the website. Well, what Twitter's actual words are, “You will automatically update to new Twitter very, very soon”. The old version always wanted you to switch to the new version and the banner warning shows up in is a very bright, ominous yellow. It's no surprise that they're finally doing this, given that they released this new interface for Twitter about nine months ago. However, a lot of us were wondering when this day would come. Twitter hasn't specified how soon “very, very soon” is.
It almost looks dangerous
The new Twitter isn't exactly a very intuitive change to the old Twitter and while most people are using Twitter desktop applications instead of the site, there have still been a lot of complaints against the new Twitter among those users that still use the web interface. It seems like the reason that Twitter's taken so long on the conversion, really isn't about the users, but more that it's had technical difficulties with the newer version. The website did have to go back to the original version when the new version ran into some bad code.
Publish date: June 24, 2011 3:03 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:04 pm