Twitter To Launch A New Beta App- MobileAppDaily
Social Media

Twitter Beta App Out For Testing New Features

Twitter is trying hard to stay relevant among users!

Twitter Beta App Out For Testing New Features

Despite the evolution of Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, the microblogging website Twitter still have some loyal users sticking around the platform, who use it as a voice.

During its course, Twitter has set itself up for many challenges like harassment and chaos into conversations, as it has always been the hot place to discuss TV shows, political uprising, or public reactions on something.

Now to fix those challenges, Twitter is going to launch a new beta app program which will only be available to a selected group of users. The new features will be accessible by a standalone app, which is different from the regular Twitter app that we all use. It will further use data that it accumulates from that usage and chatter to decide how to turn those tests into a full-blown product for the rest of its user base.

In a talk with TechCrunch, Twitter’s director of product management, Sara Haider gave a closer look at the Twitter beta app and its features Twitter will be testing in.

They will publicly discuss and tweet about the new features, allowing the Twitter community to comment and ask questions, unlike the traditional betas, where users are only allowed to test completed features before a public launch.

Haider said,

The new beta app version will focus on new design for the way conversations work on Twitter. They will add different color schemes and visual cues to highlight important replies.

Once the users are accepted into the Twitter beta program, they will be able to download a separate beta app which might not be the case forever. The company says that it is just to see how testers respond to the same.

Jane Manchun, a popular reverse engineer also tweeted about being a part of this new beta app program and shared an image of what the new UI would look like.

A report by The Verge reveals that the new Twitter beta test will include features like color coding, status updates, icebreakers, availability statuses, chat bubbles, and more.

Twitter is also planning to allow users to attach tags to tweets. Like Facebook, you will be able to add tags like ‘Watch a movie’ to your tweets if needed.

At CES 2019, Sara said,

While these changes can make things more confusing, the beta program could revamp design mistakes, uncover issues that Twitter may have missed, and help Twitter tackle its development in a more focused way.

MAD Team
Written By

MobileAppDaily host a team of experienced technical writers, industry wizards, and app experts who have an exact knack of content that caters to the needs of the mobile app targeted audience. We strive to bring you the best of tech!

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
Social Media

Facebook Getting Big On Stories, 150M Daily Viewers Prove It

MAD Team 4 min read  

14 months since launch and 150 million users, not at all a bad count for Facebook’s recent venture into stories that is the Snapchat-cloned feature, which now graces the social media giant’s platform. Well, the platform has again put forward an exceptional offering for the users and now

Social Media

Facebook To Feature Breaking News Video In The Watch Section

MAD Team 4 min read  

For today’s youth, Facebook is not only a social media platform. In the past few years, it has grown as a platform that feeds everything to its users that happens across the globe. The feeds are served to the users depending on their preferences and the interest they have added to their profil

Social Media

Facebook Relying On Instagram Photos for Its Image Recognition AI Program

MAD Team 4 min read  

Hashtags have become the new trend on social platforms, especially on Instagram. The most prominent hashtags of the last year were #love, #fashion, and #photooftheday. It lets a user see millions of photos on a particular subject. At the same time, you may be surprised to know how significant are th

Social Media

Now Instagram Let’s You Share Songs You Shazam

MAD Team 2 min read  

There is no stopping to Instagram. Every other week, the photo and video-sharing social networking service are coming with some or the other feature. In one such new move, Apple-owned Shazam app now let the user share songs that they Shazam directly to their Instagram Stories.The new update has