Twitter Releases new Profile Pages

new twitterTwitter rolled out the new Profile pages last night for everyone. They have been in beta for a select few profiles. Here is what you need to know:

  • The Header image is wider – Twitter suggests a recommended size of 1500Ă—500 pixels. Unlike Facebook you can use a slider bar to zoom and reposition the image
  • The Profile Pic is more prominent – The Profile picture is bigger. This is the one that shows up in your Twitter stream. They suggest a recommended size of 400×400 pixel image
  • Profile Info is below your picture – The profile info was run over the header image. It’s now below the picture. It includes bio, location, date joined. Below that are your pictures focusing on your most recent. One really cool thing is you can edit your profile directly from your profile page, you no longer have to go under settings
  • The Background Image is gone – If you had a background image it is now gone. Many brands/people used this customize their page. It included other social networks and times the page is staffed.

Other Changes in the new profiles according to the Twitter Blog:

  • Your most popular tweets will be slightly larger – This will make it easier to find your best content
  • Pinned Tweets – You can now pin Tweets to the top of your profile.
  • Filtered Tweets – They offer a new filtering options. You can see the following: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies

You can convert your profile now. Just log in to Twitter and it will walk you through the steps of upgrading. It’s pretty simple and painless process.

It makes me ask one question. Will people actually notice? How many people go to Twitter profiles? It is rare I actually go to a profile unless I search for a a person/brand. Is this too little too late? I”d love to know your opinion.

See the old and new Profiles below. Both are my profiles

Timothy Goleman (timgoleman) on Twitter 2 Timothy Goleman (timgoleman) on Twitter

CORRECTION: I was mistaken by the background image. It is still there but much smaller visible space. It’s in your design part of your settings

Tim is the founder of Element33. A social media agency specializing in education, management and strategy for small businesses. He comes from a traditional marketing agency but has embraced all things digital. He considers himself a marketing nerd and believes that all marketing is tied together. This means no matter what silo you are in, social, email, seach, etc, changes in one will affect the other!

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