Twitter reacts to the tweet box redesign
Everybody stay calm, but Twitter has moved the the tweet box. I repeat Twitter has moved the tweet box. This is not a drill.
You probably just noticed this after visiting your Twitter feed this afternoon. That little tweet box we all know and love that used to be on the left side of our Twitter feeds has migrated right to the top in an update to the social network today.
This is bound to cause yet another comparison between Twitter and Facebook, which has long had its status update box at the top of users' News Feeds. The fact that the new tweet box now has "What's happening?" written inside it, which is eerily similar to Facebook's prompt, "What's on your mind?" doesn't help either.
You know tweeps are going to have something to say about this. There isn't a topic in the world they don't have a comment about, which is the point of Twitter, anyway. In an effort to be as meta as possible, here are some of the best reactions to the tweet box's new location on Twitter so far.
I feel like this latest Twitter redesign is trying to tell us something. pic.twitter.com/cJMJnAlITC
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 5, 2014
Are we all supposed to be getting mad that the tweet box moved? — Orca Clarkson (@sparkyclarkson) November 5, 2014
the tweet box has moved and I thought for a second that they'd just removed the option for me to tweet, "that's fair" I thought
— Chelsea Saunders (@PIXELATEDCROWN) November 5, 2014
I can't write dynamic tweets when the tweet box is on top like this. I can only write dynamic tweets when the tweet box is on the side. — Oh My Rockness (@ohmyrockness) November 5, 2014
twitter has moved the tweet box because those dang raccoons keep getting into it get out of here you silly raccoons
— martin rickman (@martinrickman) November 5, 2014
I wonder how many tweets today will be people mistakenly putting their searches into the tweet box. — Daniel Kaszor (@dkaszor) November 5, 2014
I have to say, I don't like Twitter's new placement of the Tweet Box. Also, Tweet Box is a fantastic euphemism for my lady area.
— Jessica Scott (@jessicascott714) November 5, 2014
CEO: the tweet box is on the left. that is bad for some reason VP OF DESIGN: what if we moved it to the top CEO: whoa.... can u even do that — leon (@leyawn) November 5, 2014
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) November 5, 2014
The tweet box is gone! I can't Tweet anymore! YESS FREEDOM! Oh wait it moved to the top of the TL never mind. The tweeting will continue. — Brett O'Connor (@negatendo) November 5, 2014
2015: Twitter moves the tweet box from the top of the timeline to the bottom. You scroll and scroll but can never get there
— drewtoothpaste (@drewtoothpaste) November 5, 2014
if i tweet from the box up here instead of on the left does it make my tweet less dumb — Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) November 5, 2014
I see the box where I am typing this tweet has moved, which means everybody is going to moan about it for the next three hours.
— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) November 5, 2014
Tweet box above timeline. Stop trying to look like Facebook Twitter pls — Corentin Billemont (@Cocodwor) November 5, 2014
having the tweet box on top of the timeline feels so wrong, it's like facebook eww
— mia (@jennacoleman__) November 5, 2014
Dear Twitter, nice trick there moving the Tweet box on me when I wasn't looking. — RB (@RBPundit) November 5, 2014
Oh god Twitter what is this experiment putting my tweet box at the top of the timeline nooooooo
— Camille Fournier (@skamille) November 5, 2014
the tweet box thingy is at the top of my tl #vote5sos — tf teadja (@emojinaluke) November 5, 2014
Why is the new tweet box suddenly at the top of my TL, this is ridiculous-looking
— Bailey (@the_author_) November 5, 2014
lol the "Your Tweet Was Posted" box blocks the actual text box to tweet!!!! guess twitter doesn't like tweets pic.twitter.com/ltEjuh4WEb — おもてなし (@upthecyberpunks) November 5, 2014
WHY IS MY TWEET BOX THINGY ABOVE MY TIMELINE WHAT THE FLIPPING FRICK FRACK IS THIS
— Lou (@enchanted_luke) November 5, 2014
I like that Twitter now has the tweet text box at the top of the page. However I still have nothing interesting to contribute — Liam Mullane (@Moollane) November 5, 2014
omg tweet box is at top of page. what am i going to do? #fwp
— the tiny raccoon (@thetinyraccoon) November 5, 2014
The tweet box says "What's happening?" and I'm here like "I have no idea, man." — Adriana Elizabeth (@adrianaamelio) November 5, 2014
Hey @Twitter, if moving this box to the top of the timeline is your way of nudging me to tweet more often, it's not going to work
— diamond geezer (@diamondgeezer) November 5, 2014
Whys the tweet box moved to the top of the page? What if i liked it where it was? — Polak (@CallumPolak) November 5, 2014
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