Twitter Rolling Out New Profile Design
Twitter today said users will soon have access to a redesigned Twitter experience on the web. Twitter announced the redesign earlier this year, but is just now rolling it out. The redesign highlights Best Tweets, which are those that have seen a lot of activity, and allows users to pin their favorite tweet to the top of their profile. The redesign also includes filtered viewing, which can be used to show all tweets, tweets with photos, tweets with replies, and so on. Only a few users will see the change today, as Twitter said it is rolling out the redesign slowly.
Twitter Hopes Mobile Web Page Redesign Will Engage More Users
Twitter today hit refresh on its home screen experience when visited via mobile browsers. The new Twitter.com homepage makes it easier to follow Tweets and stories without requiring users to log into their account.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.
Twitter to Promote Tweets Via Twice-Daily Highlights
Twitter recently introduced a feature called Highlights, which are push notifications calling attention to the day's best tweets. According to Twitter, it looks at what accounts users follow and which conversations are most popular among them, as well as topics and events trending in the user's area to create the highlighted tweets.
Twitter Drops Stars for Hearts
Twitter today said it will no longer use stars to indicate Tweets that have been favorited. Twitter has long allowed users to favorite individual Tweets by pressing a little star icon.
Twitter to Curate Your Timeline
Twitter today announced a change to its service that will, in effect, add tweets to users' timelines from people they don't follow. Twitter has since the beginning allowed users to pick who they follow, leaving people in complete control of their timeline and experience.