San Francisco, California–Not only is Twitter likely phasing out its @-replies, the microblog is rolling out a new desktop version. The new Twitter Facebook-Like design is already available to new users and some high profile handles, the company announced on its blog.
“What’s new about the new you? The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more,” the microblog wrote. Among the changes are greater attention to banner images, user profile images, and the inclusion of photos and videos within the actual feed.
In the coming weeks, all users will be able to switch over to the new look. In addition to the visual changes, Twitter is changing how its users interact with content.
What’s New in the Twitter Facebook-Like Design
Among the changes, the new interface places heavy focus not only on banner images and user photos and videos, it amps-up the way users find and interact with content.
There are three big changes which people will be able to use:
- Best Tweets: These are tweets which have received more engagement and will be slightly larger so users’ best content will be easier to find.
- Pinned Tweet: Users will be able to pin their tweets to the top of their page.
- Filtered Tweets: Users will have the ability to choose which timeline they view when checking-out other peoples’ profiles. There will be three sorting options: tweets, tweets with photos or videos, or tweet and replies.
Twitter has implemented other recent changes, which include custom timelines, made available in November of last year, and photo and video previews. The microblog is stilling growing, but has yet to turn a profit. It recently reduced its ad rates, which did cause revenue to rise.