The new Twitter UI is getting roasted (on Twitter)

Ah, Twitter. Unless you've been living under a rock (and I wouldn't blame you after the last few years), you're probably aware that the social media platform's new ownership has led to a few, er, teething problems. And acting as a perfect microcosm for the company itself, Twitter's new UI has been declared an absolute mess.

The various icons beneath a tweet have been tweaked, with extra information and spacing added. But from the double instance of a tweet's view count to inconsistent ordering, the whole enterprise suggests Elon Musk definitely fired all of the brand's competent designers. (Need a palette cleanser? Check out the best website templates around.)

Screenshot of a Tweet highlighting bad elements of the Twitter UI

Would it have been so hard to line up corresponding icons and statistics? (Image credit: @blockwonkel on Twitter/Future owns)

Right now, 'Twitter UI' is trending on, yes, Twitter. And after a cursory glance, it seems fair to say that over 100% of the comments are negative. The cluttered new design is reminding users of a 90s virus-infected Microsoft Internet Explorer, thanks to its cluttered mess of information. We'll let some tweets do the talking.

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Indeed, from a design perspective, Twitter isn't having a great time of late. The company's new Twitter Blue logo got roasted last week, while the whole buy-a-blue-tick debacle has been a well-publicised disaster

So there we have it – one week before the end of the year, and we have a late contender for the worst web UI of 2022. For a roundup of the year, check out the best (and worst) web design trends of 2022.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).