Twitter Redesign: Very Facebookish

This might be a sneak preview of where Twitter is inching to. Yes. Some of you might have guessed it already. The new Twitter looks pretty Facebookish ( almost an universal reaction) with a bigger profile picture and a wider cover photo.  

 Announcing the changes in a blog post entitled  “Coming soon: a whole new you, in your Twitter profile”, the microblogging site said that tweeting would become fun and easier with the new design. Other main features include: 

  • Best Tweets: Now, your most popular tweets will appear slightly larger than the rest so your best tweets are under the limelight (you wouldn’t want this if your drunken ramble engaged more people!) 
  • Pinned Tweet: This feature will let you pin one of your tweets to the top of your page, so that your followers can easily see what you’re up to. 
  • Filtered Tweets: You can now choose which timeline to view while checking out other profiles. You can select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies.

Twitter lets this new look feature only on selected profiles as for today. Here are those with the first dibs:

  • Film stars @zacefron and @channingtatum
  • French TV host @nikosaliagas
  • Australian Football League @AFL
  • First Lady Michelle Obama @flotus
  • Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter @gilbertogil
  • Boxer @FloydMayweather
  • TV star @kerrywashington
  • Musicians @JohnLegend and band @weezer

New users will start on Twitter with this new look. However, this look will be available to the rest of the tweeples in the coming weeks.  


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