Science & technology
Twitter rolls out Facebook-like redesignPublish Date: Apr 09, 2014
Twitter rolls out Facebook-like redesign
  • mail
  • img
The new profile features a larger user photo and customizable header image.
newvision

TWITTER is gradually rolling out a major redesign of user profiles, starting on Tuesday. The new look, which Twitter was testing in February, adds a lot more user information and several new features — and it looks quite similar to Facebook's user profiles.

The new profile features a larger user photo and customizable header image. Twitter highlights your tweets that have the most engagement by displaying them slightly larger than the rest. You can also pin one of your tweets to the top of the page.

Furthermore, you can now choose which timeline to view when checking out a profile page. You can see all tweets, tweets with photos and videos only, or just tweets and replies.

As for the similarities of Twitter's new user profiles to Facebook's profile page, well, they're inescapable. There's a square profile photo in the top left, and a large "cover" photo on top dominates both pages, for example. 

Below the profile photo you'll find the basic info about the user, and under that is photos and friends. The only real difference there is that on Twitter's user profiles, photos are placed below your followers, and Facebook has it the other way around. It'll be interesting to see what the users think of the new look — especially those that are not overly fond of Facebook.

The new profile design is already live for a handful of celebrities, including Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Floyd Mayweather and John Legend, and it will also show up for new users. The rest of us will have to wait as the new look rolls out over the "coming weeks."

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Nokia reports renaissance
Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter, it reported on Thursday, boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft....
LG Electronics profit surges 165%
LG Electronics posted a 165 percent surge in second-quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its long-troubled mobile unit....
Android grabs larger tablet market share
GLOBAL sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm Strategy Analytics revealed...
Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy
PARIS- Astronomers said Tuesday they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected....
Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales
Apple has reported that its quarterly profit has climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales has put a damper on its results....
Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy
Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications....
Should government review powers of kings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter