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New Redesign of Snapchat Currently in Testing Phase

A peek at Snapchat's future improvements suggest a tidier interface and smooth app running

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Teenagers prefer Snapchat over Facebook, Instagram: Study. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly testing the new redesign on Android that the company plans to introduce very soon, the media reported.

An engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that Snapchat’s Android app hides a rough alpha version of the revamp with an experience more on par with the iOS version, Engadget reported on Sunday.

“Snapchat’s new faster Android user interface (UI) is underway. It’s generally smoother than the old one. Emoji brush is coming to the new UI for Android too!” Wong tweeted.

Since the new version is reportedly in its alpha testing phase, it is still very rough around the edges with missing controls and bugs that need to be fixed. The camera app, however, still captures screenshots rather than direct photos.

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Snapchat on a smartphone device. Pixabay

A peek at Snapchat’s future improvements suggest a tidier interface and smooth app running.

Snapchat faced severe criticism for the app redesign that it launched last year that made the interface relatively complicated and because of which the userbase of the photo-messaging app dropped drastically.

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The company then rolled back the redesign and went on to the older one. (IANS)

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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Testing Profile Preview Feature on Android, iOS

The micro-blogging site is also working on a feature that would trace the origins of long tweet-threads

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The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. vOA

In an attempt to address the problem of following threaded conversations on its app, micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly testing an overlay of profile preview that would enable users to see information of any person replying to their tweet-threads.

Typically, Twitter does not automatically organise conversations in ways easy to dissect, hence, tweet threads become difficult to follow and users tend to get lost in confusion.

This feature, which would work within the threads as well as outside on the main feed, would show information of the replier including their Twitter bio, follower counts, and when they joined the service, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

Users would also get options to jump to the full profile of the other users along with the standard share options – specifically tailored for the user’s profile.

Twitter says the feature should be arriving for Android users soon, the report said.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

The company also tweeted about testing the feature on iOS that would allow users to check out other people’s profiles without having to leave their timelines.

“A feature like a profile preview is a good way to help users stay focused on one particular conversation and glean important information about who’s participating without having to jump around incessantly,” the report added.

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In a recent interview, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey happened to mention that Twitter is working out ways to restrict mental and physical threats to its users that are triggered during or due to digital conversation on its platform.

The micro-blogging site is also working on a feature that would trace the origins of long tweet-threads. (IANS)