If you’re a Twitter user, there are some changes that you need to know about.
Twitter has made several changes to user’s profile pages. The changes apply to twitter.com and mobile applications and they can really help enhance your business image.
From this point forward, when you upload a new header image on mobile apps or via twitter.com, the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile — across all apps and the web. You can upload your header photo anytime, from anywhere. If you want to change it hourly, it’s very simple to do.
Why the change? Twitter feels that the new profiles will “help you get to know people better through their pictures.”
The Twitter Blog explains: “Photo streams now appear below anyone’s most recent Tweets on iPhone, Android and iPad. Swipe through the stream to see the photos other users have shared or tap any thumbnail to view their photos in fullscreen. While the header photo keeps your profile simple and consistent on iPhone, iPad and Android, you will also still have an additional photo — a background photo — on twitter.com. Upload a background image to complement your header and profile photos.”
In an example of how ingrained Twitter is in today’s media, the announcements were made on NBC’s Today Show.
This is what the Today Show website had to say:
“There’s now a huge header image that runs across the top, sort of like the banner image that Facebook users have on their timelines. The page itself has been reoriented to play up other visuals as well: Your avatar is no longer tucked in the corner, but will display front and center. The photo stream, too, has been moved up, and will now be accessible on the apps.”