Old Twitter to be phased out entirely

Twitter announced in September that they'd it would be rolling out a newer version of its social media platform in the coming months, Search Engine Land reports. Nearly one year later, Twitter is putting an end to its old layout.

The news source notes the company recently released a tweet stating that all old Twitter users will be transferred over to the new interface next week.

"If you're currently using Old Twitter, we want to let you know that you'll be upgraded to New Twitter this week," said Twitter's account.

Users had been able to switch between both versions prior to this announcement.

According to the Huffington Post, former CEO Evan Williams noted in 2010 that Twitter's new interface will feature never-ending streams, the ability to see Twitter profiles alongside Tweets, embedded images that can be viewed without leaving the site and easier navigation between timelines, retweets, mentions and direct messages.

ZDNet points out that some business owners may have designed a customized background layout which they use on old Twitter. They may want to test the design in the new format, and alter it to correct specifications if necessary, as the content area is spread out much wider.