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Twitter's Android app gets a new and much better design today

Twitter's Android app gets a new and much better design today

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The new design, during testing in April.

Twitter for Android is getting a much better, much easier-to-use design. The new look was announced today, though you may have caught sight of it a couple months ago, as it's been in testing among Twitter beta users.

The redesign makes it much easier to move between the different sections of Twitter's app, allowing you to swipe from side to side to switch between your feed, Twitter Moments, your notifications, and your messages. The buttons for each of those sections are now much bigger, too, so you no longer have to tap tiny icons at the top of your screen.

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The app's update is really about moving all of Twitter's features into much more accessible places. That includes the four areas mentioned above, but it also includes sections that were originally hidden within the gross "..." menu of the app. Those items are now all accessible through a pane that slides out from the side of the screen, which will let you quickly access your profile, settings, and Twitter's underrated Highlights feature. The app is also getting a Material Design-mandated floating button, which can be used to send a tweet from just about any screen.

Twitter says that the new design is rolling out to everyone on Android today. It's supposed to be available after an app update.