Twitter Switching Everyone To New Profiles In Two Days

If you prefer your old/current Twitter profile format, you’ve got about 48 hours left to enjoy it.

Twitter says it’s going to convert all user profile pages over to the new, image-heavy design beginning on Wednesday, December 12th.

This is the big change that Twitter announced on NBC’s Today show back in September. I haven’t updated my personal Twitter profile page yet, but we quickly updated the @marketingland account to look like this:

Marketing Land Twitter Profile Header

If you still plan to hold out and not upload some custom image for the top of your profile, Twitter says it’ll show a gray image in that space by default.

When done right, the new profile pages can offer businesses and marketers some new branding opportunities.

If you need some help figuring out how to upgrade to the new profile layout, see our article Up Close With Twitter’s New Header Photos For Profiles for some help and ideas.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Top News | Twitter: Accounts & Profiles


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  • Michael Martinez

    I’m still waiting for someone to do it right. So far all I have seen are images that obscure the text. Can anyone point to some new-style profiles they actually like and respond to as consumers?

  • Amber King

    I’m looking forward to it.

  • Suresh Quotes

    The new design emphasizes Twitter’s header photo feature, which places a large picture the user chooses atop the profile page and behind the user’s profile picture. Read more

  • Sarah Jones

    New profile Twitter page is quite interactive, definitely better than the previous.

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