Now It’s Twitter’s Turn To Borrow From Facebook

By David Cohen 

TwitterRedesign650If Facebook can adopt Twitter features, such as Trending and hashtags, it’s only fair for Twitter to be able to test a redesign of its profile that makes it look a lot like Facebook, or even like Google Plus, right?

Mashable Assistant Features Editor Matt Petronzio is apparently part of Twitter’s test group, as he shared the screenshot above of his thoroughly redesigned profile page, pointing out that the main picture and biography are moved slightly to the left, leaving more space for the header photo.

More differences, as reported by Petronzio and Mashable Tech Reporter Samantha Murphy Kelly:

  • The area under the header photo includes users’ counts for tweets, users they are following, followers, favorites, and lists, as well as a new tally: photos/videos.
  • Tweets are much larger and more photo-centric.
  • When Petronzio viewed other users’ Twitter profiles, they appeared in the redesigned layout, even if those users weren’t included in the test group.
  • The recommended header photo size was boosted to 1,500 pixels by 500 pixels, from 1,252 by 656. The maximum file size is 5 megabytes.

Readers: What do you think of the redesigned profile layout Twitter is testing?