Twitter Follows in Facebook's Footsteps, Revamps User Profiles

Paul Lilly

Spice up your Twitter profile with pictures

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, Facebook must be all shades of red from blushing. Twitter on Tuesday announced a whole new user profile , and the comparisons to Facebook's profile are inevitable. Comparison to its rival aside, the much needed revamp allows Twitter users to build a much more attractive profile by uploading a larger profile photo and and a customized header image.

The revamped profile goes beyond pictures and highlights your best tweets -- posts that received the most engagement will appear slightly larger so that they stand out. You can also pin tweets that you're particularly proud of to the top of your page and choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles.

Twitter has already begun rolling out the new profile layout and options to a "small group of users." Likewise, new users will see the updated profile option as well. For everyone else, Twitter says it will continue to roll out the new features in the coming weeks.

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