Twitter Pulls A ‘Facebook’ And Annoys Users With New Layout

Twitter is facing criticism for its new layout which resembles a Facebook timeline.

Back in 2011, Facebook’s decision to launch the Timeline layout traumatized some users. Now it’s the turn of the Twitterati to face the same distress.

In an attempt to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, Twitter launched its new layout which distinctly resembles the Facebook timeline.

The move was aimed at attracting more audiences by giving an enhanced visual feel to the website and supposedly saving the users from excessive text.

The blog post to announce the decision read, “Moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are. Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think, more fun) to express yourself through a new and improved web profile.

It looks like they may be wrong about the “more fun” bit. While the new measure is understandable in terms of attracting new users, in doing so, it has alienated a lot of the existing ones.

Many users took to Twitter itself to complain about the new layout. The reactions mostly consisted of disappointment and fury over the decision.

 

Interestingly, Facebook itself is incorporating changes to accommodate a few of Twitters features such as the hashtag.

Will Facebook be the new Twitter or Twitter be the new Facebook?

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