Twitter unveiled some huge changes to its Android app today, releasing a Beta version of the redesigned application to members of Twitter for Android Experiment, a Google Group that doesn’t seem to be accepting new members at the moment. The updated UI, listed as version 5.0, looks to replace the classic menu of tabs with a vertical menu that slides out with a swipe.
There are still tabs, and Twitter has actually boosted the number of options from four (Home, Notifications, Messages and Me) to seven with new tabs for Activity, Trending and Find People. The slide-out panel also offers the same seven options, suggesting Twitter may be planning to abolish its tabs altogether, as long as its Beta testers approve.
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