Reason #253 why you should subscribe to Marketing Pilgrim: Back in October we had the exclusive on the new user interface for Twitter. Today we learn that selected Twitter users will indeed start seeing this new layout.
Twitter admits its recent test of the search box at the top of the interface was a flop, so instead, it’s going back to the drawing board. Well, actually its original redesign drawing:
Here’s how the new design will look:
A subset of users will start seeing the above interface soon. In addition, Twitter is testing a feature that should be welcomed by many:
If there’s a search you want to do on a regular basis, you can “save” the search. That will place the word or term permanently in your sidebar for easy access. So if you want to know what people are saying about the city you live in, the products you use, or just something weird, it becomes a link on your home page.
Lastly, “Trends” will also be added to Twitter–which we suspect will work much like the “Trending topics” you can currently view at Search.Twitter.com.
I’m excited about the new features, what about you? Anything else you wish Twitter would add?