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New Twitter Design Layout for 2014 Rolling Out Soon

Posted by Caelan Dooley Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Twitter is testing a completely new design on its website, making it a mash between its rival Facebook and Google+.

Users may have noticed a whole new look to their Twitter profile late Tuesday night. The huge update contains a larger main photo and bio on the left and a significantly emphasized header photo on top.

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Twitter's new profile design
The redesign comes not long after its subtle revamp of the homepage to mimic their mobile app, adding the user's cover photo behind their profile image to visually enhance the homepage.

The new stream departs from its signature look of a vertical timeline of tweets, leaving greater focus on photos and videos. A newly added "photos/videos" category is joined under the header by tweet count, who you're following, your followers, favorited tweets, and lists. It also added the date in which the user joined the social media site.

Twitter is known to quietly test new features and updates on a few randomly selected users before rolling them out to the general user, Mashable said.

"We are constantly evolving the product," Twitter's vice president for engineering told TIME's Techland. "Some changes are visible—they may help you protect your Twitter account or make it easier to share photos; others are under-the-hood changes that help us suggest relevant contact in real time and make Twitter more engaging."

Twitter follows other social media outlets as they create a more visual experience for users, making photo and video sharing a main focus.

If you would like to alter your header photo, the recommended photo size is 1500 x 500 pixels.

Love it? Hate it? Let us know what you think about the new design in the comment section below.

Caelan Dooley is a queer artist, activist, and writer, covering comics, tech, and video games. She regularly performs with the Rich Weirdoes, Orlando's Rocky Horror shadow cast. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.



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