LONDON - JULY 02: In this photo illustration the Twitter website is displayed on a laptop computer on July 2, 2009 in London. The social network site, started in 2006 in California as a sideline project, has grown into a global brand becoming one of the fastest growing phenomenas of the Internet. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Twitter is turning its short-messaging website into a multimedia showcase by adding a new pane that will make it easier for its 160 million users to peruse photos and video.
The redesign unveiled Tuesday represents the biggest change to Twitter's website since the communications services service launched four years ago.
With the overhaul, the website will feature two panes. The one on the left will feature the posts, or "tweets," from the people and businesses that users elect to follow. The right side will be devoted to pictures, video and other information contained within the tweets so users won't have to navigate from their home pages.
Twitter says it may take a few days before the facelift is visible to all its users.