8 April 2014 - 1:10pm | posted by | 6 comments

Twitter announces new Facebook-style page layout, with a header, pinned tweets and filters

Twitter announces new Facebook-style page layout, with a header, pinned tweets and filtersTwitter announces new Facebook-style page layout, with a header,

Take a look at the new Twitter layout, being rolled out to users from today.

Bearing a striking similarity to a Facebook page, a header picture on the desktop version of Twitter tops the page before a smaller picture appears in the bottom left hand corner.

As reported over the weekend, Twitter is also rolling out the use of pinned tweets for users, allowing an important message to stay at the top of a user’s stream.

“The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best tweets and more,” Twitter designer David Bellona said.

The tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger on the stream, while users can now filter what they want to see while viewing someone else’s profile: tweets, tweets with photos/videos, or tweets and replies.

New users to Twitter will begin with the new layout.


8 Apr 2014 - 21:15
gfkji15491's picture

I want the old layout back. Why move toward a Facebook look? I always figured twitter looked at Facebook as an example of what not to do! Please reconsider.

9 Apr 2014 - 19:28
spamc16016's picture

I don't use Facebook or Google+ because of the layout (among other things), and I promised myself that if Twitter did ever copy their confusing and messy style, that I would quit Twitter too. I will keep to my word the moment they update mine.

11 Apr 2014 - 11:35


13 Apr 2014 - 17:24

ffs don't!

20 Apr 2014 - 22:35

Twitter is the only feed i got now and if my page ever got defiled by the facebook like layout i will quit twitter just as i have quit and deleted my facebook, i already tolerated the updated layout from the already complete, more practical one it once had http://www.sianphillips.ie/social-media-tips/the-new-twitter-layout/atta... why do web developers insist on changing the layout every couple of years??? Instead focus on what this site needs like a different tab for the conversation '@' to seperate them from the actual feeds! , 180 characters, infinite tweet feeds, and thats just off the top of my head..

16 May 2014 - 02:43

Great post. And to make your life easier, there is large collection of ready to use twitter headers. Optimized for new twitter profile layout 1500×500 pixels – http://twitrheaders.com


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