Twitter Quietly Rolls Out New Timeline Update


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.


If a tweet has a reply to it, clicking the tweet will expand into the full conversation.


Clicking a tweet with a media link, such as TwitPic or Youtube, will expand the media inside the Timeline.


Clicking a tweet that’s been retweeted by others will show a horizontal list of those who RT’d it.

Profile View

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!

Patrick is the founder and editor-in-chief of pinglio. He works as a system administrator and studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and two dogs.