Back in February, Twitter’s Chief Exec Dick Costolo promised that changes would be coming to Twitter. Today, 8th April, Twitter announces one of their most radical and visual changes as Twitter announces a profile change and 3 timeline changes
Twitter Profile Change
With the new changes, Twitter users will be able to upload larger photos for their profile pics and be able to customised the header too.
There are several “model” Twitter profiles that have already had these changes thrust upon them such as Zac Efron and Channing Tatum’s twitter profile page which showing the customised headers and the larger profile pic :
You would not be amiss if at first glance you thought it was their Facebook profile pages as here are Zac Efron and Channing Tatum’s Facebook pages:
Three main Timeline Changes:
Even the timeline did not escape the fresh makeover with these three changes.
Best Tweets: These are the Tweets that have received more engagement than other tweets and these will appear slightly larger. On Channing Tatum’s timeline, here are two tweets – one with 84 retweets and 337 Favourites compared to the one below it which has 5900 retweets and 8 800 favourites. The latter tweet is larger which immediately draws your attention to it.
Pinned Tweet: With the new changes you are able to Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page. Zac Efron has pinned this tweets and all all his other tweets are listed below it.
Filtered Tweets: When you view other people’s profiles you can filter the items that you can see such as being able to see Tweets or Tweets with photos and/ or videos, or Tweets with replies.
Only a small group of users will have this new profile facility and ironically those that are new to Twitter will get those features too. The rest of us will have to wait for “coming weeks” until we see these changes.
But in the mean time, check out other examples of people who have these new features already:
- 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