April 23, 2014
Twitter’s Facebook-esque new look is now available to all users — but only if they know where to click.
The makeover makes the microblogging site much more visual with its prominent cover photo and profile picture. Also featured more prominently are the number of tweets and the number of photos/videos posted, the number of people you follow and the number following you. Twitter has said the redesign was a bid to make Twitter more “fun” for its users.
To get the new look, desktop users can go to this page and scroll to the bottom. Click on the ‘Get it now’ button. If you are not already logged in to Twitter, it will prompt you to do so. That’s all there is to it — until you start customizing that is.
“Profile photos are bigger. Headers are more immersive,” reads the webpage. “Any images you choose are automatically resized to fit perfectly. You can even edit your pics or play with colors in real time.”
Twitter also has a gallery of header photos for its members to browse and choose from.
The redesign adds best tweets, a feature that highlights all of your best content so tweets with higher engagement are easier to find and pinned tweets, a tool that enables you to pin one of your tweets to the top of your page. Filtered tweets, another new feature, gives you the option of which timeline to view when looking at other profiles. You can now choose from: tweets, tweets with photos/videos, or tweets and replies.
Here’s a look at some celebrity accounts sporting the new look:
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.