Twitter's new Facebook-inspired profile design to go live tomorrow

Published Date
11 - Dec - 2012
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11 - Dec - 2012
Twitter's new Facebook-inspired profile design to go live tomorro...

A few months ago, Twitter had announced new look for its profile pages. The new look seems highly inspired by Facebook's Timeline cover photos. The update was then only available to a small number of users though. Now the micro-blogging site is rolling out the changed design to all users, globally.

Twitter has announced the updated profile will be available to all users on December 12. Users will get to add a larger header image across the top of the page, along with smaller inset image in the center. If users choose not to upload a header photo, user and everyone else will only see a default grey image on the profile page.

“A few months ago, we introduced new Twitter profiles so that you could make your profile beautiful and display your style on your profile page. By uploading a header photo on or our mobile apps on iPhone, iPad or Android, you can make your profile more uniquely yours. We’ve seen a lot of cool takes on these new profiles –– including shots from Mars, silly themes, and brands and celebrities expressing themselves in clever ways,” says Twitter in a blog post.

Take a look at a video from Twitter explaining the changes:

The roll-out of the new design comes amid ongoing tussle between Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram. Shortly after Instagram disabled photo support for Twitter, the micro-blogging site announced its own photo filters for users. Read more about the Twitter-Instagram tussle here.