Twitter has pulled a Facebook look after the social media site applied drastic changes in a bid to jump start its growth after a long time of unique settings, appearance and operation.
The new look is suspected to motivate appeal to Facebook’s 1.2 billion monthly active users, a few of whom have embraced twitter’s overwhelming stream of constant content. The new twitter similarities to Facebook includes, the cover photo that now span the dull width of your browser and overlaid with a large profile photo.
Other changes made by the social media company is the way you view tweets, this lets you pin a tweet to the top which will give other users a hint of what to expect from you, tweets attracting a large number of retweets and replies will be larger than the other tweets in your stream. Each tweet has its own card instead of a solid stream broken up by only line breaks.
The timeline is now centered, bracketed on the left by your bio information and thumbnails of photos you have tweeted and on the right by Twitter’s follow recommendations and trending topics.
The new look that rolled out today is currently giving early access to only few dignitaries and will later foldout to the rest of the users. However, new users registering today will have the new look which is available only on desktop version of Twitter.