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Don’t panic: Your Twitter profile will soon look just like your Facebook profile

Zach Epstein
April 8th, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Twitter Profile Redesign

Now that Twitter is a publicly traded company, it seems to be looking to neighboring social network Facebook for inspiration at every turn. We know that Twitter is in the process of beefing up its advertising products — if there’s one company that knows a thing or two about ads, it’s Facebook — and the company also recently acquired Cover, possibly in an effort to create a product similar to Facebook Home. Now, Twitter has announced an upcoming profile page redesign that is quite obviously inspired by Facebook.

“Moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are. Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think, more fun) to express yourself through a new and improved web profile,” Twitter said in a blog post.

Here’s a quick summary of what’s new:

  • Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
  • Pinned Tweet: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.
  • Filtered Tweets: Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies.

The new profile layout can already be seen on a few accounts including @flotus@zacefron@JohnLegend and @weezer, and it will roll out to everyone in the coming weeks.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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