Tit for tat? Now Twitter wants to look more like Facebook


Twitter and Facebook seem to be continuing a relationship of mutual admiration. While Facebook has borrowed several features from Twitter in the past, it looks like it’s the micro-blogging website’s turn to borrow elements. Twitter seems to be testing a major redesign that makes a user profile resemble a Facebook one.

 

The design overhaul was first spotted by Mashable’s Matt Petronzio and will come as a bit of a culture shock to regular users of Twitter. Instead of listing down tweets, that has been the norm since the time Twitter began, the services will be using a tile-styled layout on the profile page. This will be quite similar to the uneven tile sizes we’ve seen on Pinterest and even Facebook’s own Paper app.

 

One look at the revamp and you will notice that Twitter is now using cover pictures in the style of Facebook. Earlier limited to a box, the cover picture will stretch over the entire screen. The profile picture remains imposed upon the header and details such as bio, location and website appear below the photo. One cool new feature sees information about when the person joined Twitter on the bottom right of the header.

 

Tit for tat? Now Twitter wants to look more like Facebook

Reminiscent of Facebook profiles? (Image credit: Mashable)

Besides the number of tweets, followers and followings, the Me page will contain counters for favourites, lists, and also the number of photos and videos shared by a user. You can also toggle between “Tweets” and “Tweets and replies” to check out conversations from the “Me” tab. We’ve yet to see screenshots from the home page appear in order to know how much the landing page of Twitter has changed. Interestingly, the font and design elements are largely being maintained from the recent design overhaul Twitter received.

 

It looks like Twitter is testing this feature with a very limited number of users and these users are able to see everyone else’s profiles in this new design too. It’s, however, not certain whether Twitter is just testing new design schemes or this really is the future of the micro-blogging website’s look that will roll out to all users in a while.

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