Twitter revamps profile pages with Facebook-like feel

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Twitter’s latest update being rolled out in a phased manner on Tuesday will see profile pages displaying a larger profile picture, larger header image and showcasing users’ most popular tweets.

“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,” David Bellona, Twitter designer, said in a blog post.

“The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more.”

Twitter users will now be able to customise their profile pages with their favorite tweets, a wide cover-image and a larger profile photo same like the design update which Facebook made to its profile pages last year.

Additionally, Twitter has included the ‘Best Tweets’ feature that will highlight tweets receiving significant engagement. Users can now also pin their favorite tweets to the top of their profile pages, using the ‘Pinned Tweet’ feature similar to the pinning function on Facebook pages.

The social blogging giant has also added ‘Filtered Tweets’ feature that will enable people to choose to view others’ profiles as tweets only, tweets with photos/videos, or tweets and replies.

The latest update is currently available for only a selected group of existing users, including big celebrities. However, users joined in the last few months and new users while signing up for a Twitter account now, will also get the new profile design.

Twitter has promised the new update to be rolled out to everyone “in the coming weeks.”