Brace yourself, Twitter. A major change to your profile page could be on its way.
The social network appears to be testing a new profile page design that takes cues from Facebook and Pinterest. The new layout moves your profile photo and bio to the left side, making room for a larger header photo, like Facebook’s Cover photo.
According to Mashable, the recommended header photo size in the new version is 1,500 x 500 pixels, with a maximum file size of 5MB. Facebook Cover photos are 851 x 315.
Underneath the large rectangular header photo on the revamped Twitter, you’ll see the familiar counts for the number of tweets you have posted, people you’re following, followers, favorites, and lists, along with a new category for photos and videos.
Instead of the current reverse-chronological timeline, the new design features a grid of tweets that is reminiscent of Pinterest, with a greater emphasis on photos.
A Twitter spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the possible change. Twitter commonly tests new features and design refreshes with a small subset of users before rolling the changes out to everyone, so it’s likely that is what’s going on here.
The test comes soon after Twitter announced its first dismal financial results after its IPO.
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