SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is turning its text-messaging website into a multimedia showcase by adding a new pane that will make it easier for its 160 million users to check out photos and video.
The redesign unveiled Tuesday may compel people to linger on Twitter's website for longer periods and come back more frequently, making it a more attractive advertising vehicle (See pictures of the new look).
"We are still figuring out all the new possibilities," Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in an interview.
The facelift, expected to roll out around the world in the next few days, splits the website into two panes. One is devoted to the 90 million messages, or "tweets," posted on Twitter each day, and the other features the images contained within the text. Until now, most links to photos and video have been displayed on other websites or browser tabs. The new look further underscores Twitter's emergence as a major communications hub.
Twitter CEO Evan Williams said the changes are "all about getting more out of Twitter in a lot less time." But do users agree? What do tweeters think of the new look? We've compiled users' reactions in the sldieshow below. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below, or add a screenshot of your tweet on the new Twitter to our slideshow by clicking the "Add a slide" button.