It seems Twitter is quietly rolling out a much-needed update to its Timeline feature. The new Timeline allows users to click individual tweets to expand conversations, media, and RTs. Alternatively, when hovering over a tweet, an Open link appears and can be clicked to expanding the tweet. Once opened, a Close link appears to close the expanded tweet. I haven’t seen any official word on this from the official Twitter account or their blog, but a few users are reporting it.
Clicking a tweet that’s been retweeted by others will show a horizontal list of those who RT’d it.
Clicking an individual’s Twitter handle will pop their profile in a single frame above your Timeline.
Video of the New Timeline
The official pinglio Twitter account hasn’t received this update, which leads me to believe that Twitter, as they’ve done in the past, is pushing this update to groups of users first. It also seems strange that they would do this as it seems to eliminate any purpose for the sidebar.
Have you received the new Timeline update? If so, what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!