A new Twitter profile design launched this morning on the Today Show.
Twitter has added a nice “header” image for all profiles in the right hand column. This header image also serves as a background image for the Twitter profile image, bio, location, and link.
How To Get It
The new profile design has rolled out to everyone, but the old Twitter profile design will remain for your account until you decide to upload a header image. To check to see if you can access the new profile go to Twitter.com/settings/design and upload a “header” image. It will be right above your background image options.
Old Enhanced Profiles
If you are a brand that previously had the enhanced profile page (EPP), this new design will replace the old wider banner image. EPP advertising partners will still be able to pin Twitter to the top of their Twitter profile.
Background Image Tweaks
Along with this rollout, Twitter has taken the opportunity to improve their background image functionality as well.
“Twitter users now have more control of the creative elements within the background image on their profile page. The new design gives marketers the flexibility to align the image and, therefore, use both left and right side of the background image to display rich, engaging content. The photos module on the profile page has also been enhanced to show the most recent six images a user has shared.”t
And of course, with any new combination of a cover photo and profile images, there are already users that have started creating clever visual hacks.
With this new addition, the header image will display really well atop profiles on Twitter’s mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Similar to Facebook and Path mobile profiles.
Since the new profile launched on The Today Show, it looks like NBC had a little lead time as many of their Twitter profiles already have the new design implemented.