Twitter is all set to start rolling out new profiles for every Twitter user. The micro-blogging platform via an announcement made it clear that it would automatically introduce its users to a new profile setup by December 12.
The new design would be seen featuring an avatar and a header photo, turning your profile more into a ‘home page’ like that seen on Facebook and Google +. It will display media you’ve shared, tweets up to 140 character length you’ve made and more. The changes would make the social networking site look less like a stream of text and more like a place where you collect and share things.
The company says it’s doing so, as an exercise to expand its users identification on the service. The changes will also be set as default, meaning you will never have the chance of switching back to your old profile. So, like it or not you will have to adapt to the new change that would be soon introduced.
“A few months ago, we introduced new Twitter profiles so that you could make your profile beautiful and display your style on your profile page. By uploading a header photo on twitter.com or our mobile apps on iPhone, iPad or Android, you can make your profile more uniquely yours. We’ve seen a lot of cool takes on these new profiles –– including shots from Mars, silly themes, and brands and celebrities expressing themselves in clever ways.
On December 12, we’re rolling this out to all users: you’ll automatically get this new version of the profile on twitter.com. If you don’t upload a header photo by then, you (and everyone else) will only see a default grey image on your page. That’s not fun! To get inspired about what you can do, check out this video to see how to make your profile a little more “you”, less generic. Have fun out there.”
The new header photo image capability is explained by the video shown below.