Updated 19 Jun, 2013, 1:51 pm IST
New Twitter profiles to be rolled out completely by December 12
| by Nishtha Kanal |
Twitter rolled out its new profile design with a Facebook like cover photo feature a few months ago, eliciting mixed responses from users. The micro-blogging website is going to make this feature available to everyone by December 12, as announced on its official blog.
Celebrities are having a field day with the new Twitter profile changes
The header was an optional feature till now, with users choosing to keep just their display pictures on their profiles. Starting December 12, though, even if users choose not to add a custom image to their header, a default grey background will appear on their profile. This move, says Product Manager Sachin Agarwal in the blog, is to “make your profile a little more ‘you’, [a little] less generic."
The header images measuring 1252x626 will act like a cover image for your profile, making ‘your profile more uniquely yours'. It’s interesting to note though that most Twitter users make use of third party apps to post Tweets. These third party apps like Hootsuite and Twicca will not have headers visible. The new change is almost exclusive to Twitter’s website and home-grown apps. In a bid to be more customisable, Twitter now lets you upload up to three pictures on your profile – display picture, header and background picture.
Instagram started to roll out these profiles from November. On a computer, a user’s web profile features a selection of recently shared photographs just above the profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos one shares on Instagram.
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