Twitter has announced some changes to their follower and following pages interface design and functions.
Now, when web users click to see lists of the people they follow or who follow them, they will see more information than just avatars and usernames. The new, improved pages contain full names, locations, most recent tweets, a one-click follow button, and a drop-down menu of possible actions, including @replies, DMs, and blocking. UPDATE: After a commenter pointed out that scanning for non-following users just became more difficult with the new interface, we would like to point out that there's an app for that. You're welcome. We love you, too.
Without question, this feature is welcome and even overdue. We would actually have liked to see bios included in the available information. And we aren't yet seeing any changes to the official Twitter mobile site. But, as the saying goes, you can't always get what you want.
Here's what the options look like for users you follow:
And here's what they look like for users following you:
Also, you can browse through other users' followers/following pages and exercise about the same list of functions:
Finally, users can toggle back and forth between a simple avatar/username list and the new, expanded list. The drop-down menu and follow buttons remain:
On our wishlist of Twitter improvements, getting more follower information was quite high, and this improvement does a bit to meet that need.