Twitter has begun rolling out changes to its Android app that provide users sliding into DMs with a more visually appealing interface.
The social network’s Android app has largely remained unchanged over the years, but this minor update was intended to provide users with “a smoother, more consistent experience overall.”
Twitter says it began redesigning its DMs on Android after evaluating the experience on the OS and determining that it needed to be improved.
As shown in the screenshots below, the app’s messages view now has rounder speech bubbles and a text box at the bottom.
The inbox itself appears less cluttered and lacks line breaks. Similarly, the message requests view now includes a “x” button for each request, making it simple to delete them.
Twitter didn’t just slap a new face on DMs on Android. The company also stated that it worked on its back-end and rebuilt it with proper architecture, which improved responsiveness and scrolling performance.
Twitter also stated that the message composer and tweet forwarding capabilities of the app have been redesigned.
The company has a history of being slow to add new features to the Android app; for example, search had been available on iOS and the web for nearly two years before it arrived on the mobile platform.
Twitter expanded its search capability earlier this year to make it easier to find the exact conversations users are looking for. This feature is available to iOS and Android users alike.