Twitter's much-awaited redesign for Android is finally here. Or, it will be, at some point today, and for everybody - at least that's what a post on Twitter's official blog says. The newly-designed app features a brand-new hamburger menu (minus hamburger icon), tabbed layout, and a compose tweet FAB. It is also responsive, hiding the header and search button area as you scroll through your feed.
Version 6.0 of the Twitter client for Android was released yesterday, and while the APK doesn't activate the new UI on its own, it's probably a safe bet that having the newest version of the Twitter app will ensure you get the new UI layout along with everyone else (though we don't explicitly know if it's a prerequisite). Here's the summary of changes from Twitter's blog post:
- Tab bar at the top of the screen with swipe functionality so you can quickly move between your Home timeline, Notifications, Direct Messages, and more.
- Navigation menu that slides out from the side for access to your profile, Highlights, lists, the Connect tab, and settings.
- New floating action button so you can always easily send a Tweet.
The new UI has been in testing with Twitter beta and alpha users for quite some time now, and appears to be the brainchild of former Falcon Pro developer Joaquim Vergès, who joined the Twitter team last summer.