Twitter Revamp Includes Embedded Media

By Mimi Li
Mimi Li
Mimi Li
September 14, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Twitter CEO Evan Williams announces the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Twitter CEO Evan Williams announces the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Twitter.com is getting a facelift, including new features that allow images and video to be displayed on a user’s front page. Twitter co-founder Evan Williams announced the changes to Twitter.com at a press conference at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Among the new features:

– Infinite scroll: tweeters no longer have to click “more” at the bottom of the page to view more tweets.

– Embedded video and pictures: no more having to click on links to view a photo or video. Twitter will support the most popular media websites including Flickr, TwitPic, TwitVid, and Youtube.

– Related content: clicking a tweet will give you related details, whether it be a map of where the tweet is geolocated, or replies to that tweet.

Changes will be implemented within the next several weeks, although a small number of accounts will see the changes as soon as Tuesday night, Williams said on the official Twitter blog.

More than 145 million registered users now send messages on Twitter called "tweets" that must be 140 characters or less. Seventy-eight percent of all users access Twitter through its website, as opposed to via mobile phone or by means of alternative Twitter clients.

Mimi Li