April 2014 New Twitter Layout

April 8, 2014

Twitter's update shows images and videos in a pinterest type layout

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What’s This?

Twitter’s new layout is looking quite a lot like Facebook today…and we like it (although we’re sure lots of people won’t – people who have been switched over are already complaining). It seems to have rolled out for some accounts and not for others…apparently the change will hit all Twitter users within the week. Looks like a way to make Twitter feel like a more familiar platform in order to capture some of Facebook’s follower base.

The new layout is image focused with a huge header image and pretty large avatar. The background image is gone…but don’t worry, once you’ve hit up photoshop to create your new image, just click “Edit Profile” to update it (recommended dimensions of 1500×500).

We’ve been playing with the header image for a bit and it seems to become grainy, but at least it is dynamic – so if all is right, backgrounds will finally work on any screen.

PHOTOS LOOKS LIKE PINTEREST-FACEBOOK

Twitter’s new layout reminds us a lot of Pinterest’s Masonry layout (looks like it’s a jquery script). It’s looking kinda nice. The look is no longer a “list” of sorts, but more of a pinboard that highlights these visual elements.

INFLUENTIAL TWEETS ARE BIGGER




Larger tweets mean more influence

Tweets that get more comments and re-tweets now seem to be emphasized with larger individual message frames. We’re loving this feature.

PIN TO PROFILE

The April 2014 update to twitter allows you to pin tweets

If you’re getting a good amount of interaction on a tweet (or if you’d like for it to get some more interaction) you can now “pin” it to the top of your profile.

FILTERED TWEETS

Twitter's Facebook like redesign allows you to choose how you see someone else's tweets

Twitter now allows you to choose how you view other profiles. You can view all tweets, tweets with pictures & videos, or tweets & replies.

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