Twitter Redesigns The ‘Trends’ Portion For Better Usability
Twitter has redesigned the way trends are updated on mobile for the ease of use and search. Trends are the best way to keep in touch with the latest news at a glance, and saves the hassle of specially searching for the hype of the day.
Since it is not mandatory that a trend would be self-explanatory (#icebucketchallenge? #NYFW?), Twitter is realizing the need to add a little description underneath each trend to let the users know what the news is about and save them the time.
You will also be able to see how many tweets have been made under the trend, and whether it is trending up or down so you could accordingly keep up with the trend.
As revealed in a blog post this Wednesday, the trends have now been shifted to the Search page and the company is letting go of #discover and activity for all iOS and Android users. Twitter has been making efforts to make content easier to find with updates like Recaps and Tweets from within your own network.
To access these features, you will have to update your Twitter app for iOS or Android to the latest version. The descriptions underneath the trends are being rolled out in the U.S. in English for users who have tailored trends on iOS and Android. Twitter is looking forward to implement these features on web as well and will be targeting more countries in the near future.