Twitter Has Begun Rolling Out Its Facebook-Like Profile Redesign, Take A First Look

Twitter has begun a gradual roll out of a major redesign of user profiles, and boxer Floyd Mayweather as well as Actor Zac Efron, are among the first to have their accounts upgraded to the new look.

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The new profile setup is available today to a small group of users, including First Lady Michelle Obama, singer John Legend and actor Channing Tatum. If you start a brand new Twitter account today, you’ll start in with the new profile. In the coming weeks, Twitter will roll out the new features to everyone.

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The major overhaul, which Twitter was testing in February, closely resembles Facebook’s user profiles, as Mashable points out:

As for the similarities of Twitter’s new user profiles to Facebook’s profile page, well, they’re inescapable. There’s a square profile photo in the top left, and a large “cover” photo on top dominates both pages, for example. Below the profile photo you’ll find the basic info about the user, and under that is photos and friends. The only real difference there is that on Twitter’s user profiles, photos are placed below your followers, and Facebook has it the other way around. It’ll be interesting to see what the users think of the new look — especially those that are not overly fond of Facebook.

According to Twitter’s official release, users will have the following new features:

What’s new about the new you? The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more. Here are main features:

Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.

Pinned Tweet: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.

Filtered Tweets: Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies.

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