Twitter has launched a new interface for its web users, which includes several key features such as a new emoticon design.
The most important changes are small shortcuts that make swinging easier. A large, special button in the tweet box makes it easier to add emoticons, an up-to-date trend section is displayed on the right side of the page, and few aesthetic updates make it easier to see who's in the conversation. These changes, along with the way the Twitter desktop version is compressed by three columns in two, should make it easier to read and send tweets.
None of these changes are part of the previously announced Twitter updates. Beta testing for several new Twitter features, including status updates and response feature, has not yet begun.
It is unclear how many people will be able to join the new desktop version of Twitter, but those who can do so will have the opportunity to do so. Verge reaches Twitter for more information on more widespread.