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Twitter mimics Facebook with profile redesign

Rolling out to users from today
Tue Apr 08 2014, 13:27

Twitter profile redesign looks like FacebookSOCIAL NETWORK Twitter unveiled a redesign for user profiles on Wednesday, and it looks a lot like Facebook.

Twitter said in a blog post, "Moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are. Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think, more fun) to express yourself through a new and improved web profile."

The profile redesign is rolling out to a select number of tweeters from today, including Michelle Obama, and has already drawn attention for its similarity to Facebook. As expected, it has the main picture and bio shifted to the left of the page with more space dedicated to the header photo, which now sits across the top of the screen.

"The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best tweets and more," Twitter explained.

With the redesign come some new features. These include: Best Tweets - which will see popular tweets made more prominent; Pinned Tweet - allowing for updates to be pinned to the top of a profile; and Filtered Tweets - enabling users to choose which timeline to view when checking out other users' profiles.

While the updated profile design is only available to a select number of users at present, Twitter said it will be made available for all in the coming weeks. It has yet to announce whether it will also apply the design to its mobile apps.

News of Twitter's profile redesign comes just hours after the firm announced that it acquired Android lock screen application Cover to challenge Facebook Home. µ

 

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