Tue 8 Apr 2014
In their constant quest to toy with the original format we all know and love, Twitter is rolling out a new profile design, and it looks a lot like Facebook. First and foremost, the revamped layout is almost unrecognizable to the existing one, introducing a third column, moving your now much-larger avatar to the left and scrapping the background image in favor of a cover photo.
What’s more, your most popular tweets will now feature higher and larger on your profile, and you’ll even have the ability to “pin” tweets to the top of your page (yes, just like on Facebook). Timelines have been slightly upgraded to allow you to filter with photos/videos, tweets with replies or simply all tweets, while following and follower lists will now appear in a grid format, providing more information on a user without having to click on their profile.
You can get a look at the new layout by browsing through various celebrities’ profiles, including The First Lady Michelle Obama, Channing Tatum and Floyd Mayweather. As for the rest of us, the new design will be implemented in the next few weeks.