Twitter Announces Major Site Overhaul

Twitter has received its first major face lift, set to provide users with an interface integrated with multi-media features.

The newly revamped micro blogging platform will now offer its 160 million users the ability to view pictures and videos in-line over two "panes", instead of over one page, tech news site Tech Radar reports.

Twitter now enables users to access images and videos from partners including YouTube, Flickr, Kiva, Vimeo, and Twitpic, within its 140 characters long tweets.

The second pane shows more relevant details and information about the tweet selected by the user, such as related tweets, images, videos or maps. The panel offers the results without the need to click on the 'more' button.

"We've learned something since starting Twitter—life doesn't always fit into 140 characters or less. Today, we’re introducing a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience," wrote Evan Williams, chief executive officer of Twitter in the company's official blog.