3 Ways To Change Your Twitter Account’s Look

By Frederique Bros
on 30 April 2014

Twitter gossip about their new look were circulating for a while on the blogosphere. So there was my surprise 2 days ago when I opened my Twitter account and I could change the look of my Twitter page.

Here is a quick guide: 3 Ways to Change Your Twitter Account New Look.

About Twitter Redesign

Twitter redesign is immediately available to new users and will be gradually rolled out to the rest of the social network’s users around the world. However, it only applies to the desktop version of Twitter, not the mobile version used by smartphones and tablets which is the principal way that people use the service.

The change is one of a series of modest steps by the company to combat the problem of slowing user growth. In February, the company said it had 241 million average monthly users in the fourth quarter, a slight increase from the previous quarter.

At that time, Twitter’s chief executive, Dick Costolo, publicly acknowledged that the service was too hard to use and vowed to make “a better Twitter.” In this case, “better” means more visual cues about what’s important on the page.

3 Ways To Change Your Twitter Account New Look

  1. Users can now put a large horizontal photo at the top of their page, much as they can on Facebook, in addition to the more traditional thumbnail headshot. I will recommend adding a photo of a minimum of 1500 x 500 px which you can scale down or up. You can also change your logo size to 400 x 400px.
  2. A user’s most popular tweets will appear in a bigger type than the rest, and people can pin their favourite tweets to the top of their profile page.
  3. Visitors to a profile page will also get three options to view the tweets: original tweets, tweets plus replies to others, and tweets with photos or videos.

So far, Twitter isn’t applying a similar organizing principle to its main feed, which is a fire hose of 140-character messages delivered in reverse chronological order with very little to distinguish the important from the trivial.

But the service has been recently adding new controls to its search results page to allow users to more easily find the kinds of tweets important to them. So a search for “Apple” allows users to pull up accounts related to the tech company, as well as photos, videos and news. With a single click, tweets can be limited to those from people a user follows or from a certain geographic area.

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