Looks like Twitter is upping it’s ante – in user customization and user interface that is. With all the changes we’ve seen over the past year with Facebook, it was only a matter of time before we see some major updates from Twitter.
The most obvious change is the new header image. Similar to Facebook’s timeline cover photo, this is a customizable image that sits behind your logo and bio. What it really does is bring the attention and focus to you, instead of to your tweets – but that’s a good thing! I’ve heard a lot of complaints from clients in the past because their logo or photo might have been too small or unreadable. With this change, it allows you to make a legible logo photo and allows you to brand behind it.
To customize: you have up to 1252×626 to design this space. You could certainly upload any photo you already have and scale it size. I would recommend playing around with this and finding something that’s not too busy in the background to get the most of the attention focused on your bio.
Another major update which you’ll notice when you tweet from your mobile device, is an enhanced photo viewing capability. You can now see the photos inline with the tweets, instead of having to click through. They’ve also optimized the app so that it moves much more quickly for the user – so no more waiting for photos to load!
What do you think of the new twitter?