Twitter Rolls Out New User Profile Redesign to All Users
Twitter has been testing out the redesign of its profile pages for a few weeks now and has officially rolled out the overhauled profile page design to all users today. The social network originally announced the redesign to user profile pages way back in February but only made it available to a select group of users. Users can activate the new layout for their account by sampling logging in and clicking the “Get it Now” in the message that pops-up.
The new design is a lot more visual bringing it up to par with other social networks like Facebook and Google+. First off, Twitter has made the profile photo and the cover photo of each profile a lot bigger. The layout of the profile page itself is a lot wider and twitter has dropped the purely vertical layout for a mosaic layout for a few of the profile tabs including the ones for photos and videos as well as the Followers and Following tabs.
While the layout of the regular Tweet timeline remains the same (with a few mosaic tiles for your Twitter activity), Twitter has made each user’s “most engaging” Tweets more prominent with Tweets with the most replies, retweets, and favorites, will show up with a larger font than the rest. Users will also be able to pin one of their Tweets to the top of their profile pages. Twitter says this makes it “easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.”
Twitter is also introducing filtering with the new design allowing users to view their or someone else’s timeline and filter down to Tweets, Tweets and Replies, or Tweets with Photos. Users can now also keep track of all the Tweets they’ve part of their Favorites with the new Favorites tab.
Twitter has also recently rolled out real time notifications for users logged in through Twitter.com. Users will receive notifications if another user replies, favorites, or retweets one of their Tweets. Users can also adjust their notification settings to also receive alerts when they receive direct messages or new followers. The notifications are fully interactive so users will be able to take action whenever they receive a notification directly from the notification.