Twitter updates iOS, Android apps and user pages


Twitter is currently rolling out updates to its website and iOS and Android apps.

Twitter has launched new versions of its iOS and Android apps along with an update to user pages on its website.

User profiles have been updated to feature new header images, similar to Facebook's user profile pages. Twitter users can upload a header image from the social network's website or the new versions of its iOS and Android apps. In addition to the new header image features, user profiles will now also feature photo streams on Twitter's iOS and Android apps. Photo streams will show the most recent photos users have shared below their recent tweets.

The new Twitter apps for the iPhone and Android are necessary to see the new new header image and photo streams features. Additionally, the Twitter app for iPad has received its own update to include features that have been previously implemented on the Twitter website and iPhone and Android apps. The company says the new iPad app has been rebuilt "from the ground up" to be faster and easier to use.

Twitter is currently in the process of rolling the updated profiles out, although some of the profiles that have already been updated include @todayshow, @BreakingNews and other media-related profiles.

Source: Twitter | Image via Twitter

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j2006 said,
I hope they update the WinPhone app too

Quite sure that is developed microsoft.

I love the new design, I've got headers on 3 of my 4 twitter accounts. I think it needs a few tweaks though, why is the text and everything in the centre? I would like to choose to have it on the right or left and centre.

The new profiles look pretty nice. It seems they may have copied Facebook's idea of making the text white and placing it over the image, though. Facebook were testing this for a new Timeline design back in May (http://www.pcworld.com/article...ests_timeline_redesign.html), but they've used this idea on a number of UI elements since then (e.g. The Friends box on one's Timeline).

I'm not saying there is anything wrong if Twitter were inspired by this. I'm just pointing it out. It's a shame Twitter got their profile redesign out before Facebook released the Timeline redesign I've linked to in this comment. I really love that direction for Facebook, but I believe they need to do better, as Google+ looks and feels much better than Facebook, in my opinion.

xstex said,
You can get the new profile by uploading a cover photo via the new Android/iOS app.

Yeah, the new features still don't appear to be implemented to the Twitter website (like uploading a header image). That seems to be the only way to convert to the new profile if it hasn't been rolled out to you yet.

Anthony Tosie said,

Yeah, the new features still don't appear to be implemented to the Twitter website (like uploading a header image). That seems to be the only way to convert to the new profile if it hasn't been rolled out to you yet.

Yeah, can't change anything from the web yet.