Twitter has revamped the way it displays conversations on the Web, iPhone and Android by adding a vertical blue line to indicate the tweets are connected and displaying the tweets in chronological order.

Here’s what the new interface looks like. Notice how the first tweet from the conversation now displays above the reply in the timeline.

twitter conversation 520x155 Twitter rolling out new conversations UI for Web, iPhone and Android

Up to three tweets in a conversation will be displayed on the home timeline, though of course you can always expand to read the whole thread. Conversations can also be shared over email for non-Twitter users to read.

Both the iOS and Android versions are now live in their respective app stores.

Judging from my timeline, the new look for conversations is a controversial one. Twitter’s own UK director admitted that he found the changes unsettling at first before eventually finding them indispensable.

Twitter also announced today that the Android client and Twitter.com are gaining the ability to directly report individual tweets for spam and abuse. Twitter promised to bring the feature to more platforms in late July after facing criticism for the way it handled a flood of threats against users in the UK.

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