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Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know

Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
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Profile makeover     
 
Twitter's new Web profile has a lot of Facebook-like attributes, which is evident in the Facebook and Twitter profiles shown here for singer John Legend. Note how the profile photo is positioned in the upper-left corner. Twitter users can now post larger profile and banner photos too. The visual impact is, well, very Facebook-like. The makeover may succeed at luring Facebook users, particularly those who feel comfortable right away with Twitter's new Web look. However, Twitter's mobile apps will retain the service's traditional motif -- at least for now.

Profile makeover

Twitter's new Web profile has a lot of Facebook-like attributes, which is evident in the Facebook and Twitter profiles shown here for singer John Legend. Note how the profile photo is positioned in the upper-left corner. Twitter users can now post larger profile and banner photos too. The visual impact is, well, very Facebook-like. The makeover may succeed at luring Facebook users, particularly those who feel comfortable right away with Twitter's new Web look. However, Twitter's mobile apps will retain the service's traditional motif -- at least for now.

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4/13/2014 | 10:51:39 AM
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I think what Twitter is doing is very smart. They are taking some things from Facebook that will work for them. I think its important they keep the main part, the 140 character limit. That's what a tweet is and I don't think that should change.
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