Have you noticed the latest changes to Twitter? As many of you know, I use and recommend HootSuite to monitor my Twitter conversations and schedule tweets, but the latest changes to Twitter are interesting and worth knowing about. If you login to www.twitter.com you will be encouraged to change to the new profile – but what does it all mean?
The Twitter Header is more like a Facebook or Google+ cover photo rather than the square at the back of your profile picture and description. You can use the Header to visually explain to your viewers what you are all about. The recommended size of an image is 1500 x 500 pixels. Twitter will attempt to resize your existing header if you have one. You can also select a theme colour which is the course used on the links within your profile. You may in the past have selected a ‘background’ design which is now only visible on your view of Twitter.com
Twitter Profile Picture
Your profile picture appears to the left of your profile and is slightly larger. The recommended size is now 400 x 400 pixels but Twitter will automatically resize a photo if possible.
On the left hand side, your bio, location, website and date you joined Twitter are displayed.
Your tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger so will be easier for people to find.
You can pin one of your tweets to the top of your page to make it easier for you to promote certain events or offers. To do this, choose the option under one of your tweets with the three dots …. and click Pin to your profile page.
When you look at other people on Twitter, you can filter their tweets. You can choose from:
- Tweets with photos/videos
- Tweets and replies.
This will make it easier to see what somebody is saying without seeing half of a conversation.
I quite like the look and feel of the new Twitter – even though I use HootSuite, I do click through to Twitter profiles to learn more about individuals that I meet through my use of HootSuite – these changes will allow people to more easily show me why I should follow them. What do you think of the new changes? Let me know either using the comments below or share your new profile with me on Twitter @concisetraining.