Twitter intends to spruce things up in the future by testing a major profile redesign which is not too far away from that of Facebook and Google+. Apparently, the update would see one’s main picture as well as bio information scaled over to the left, offering a whole lot more real estate that has been dedicated to the header photo. This is a stark departure from Twitter’s signature look and feel, with more focus being placed on photos and content cards. Apart from that, this Twitter profile redesign would be making a move away from the vertical timeline. It is not uncommon for Twitter to test out their new features and redesign on the quiet, before introducing it to the masses after making the necessary tweaks.
Such experiments tend to be sent out to a small and randomly picked pool of users. Located underneath the header photo in the test would be the count for tweets, photos/videos, the people whom you follow, followers, favorites and lists. Apart from that, other profile pages that are viewed from an account with the new design will be made to share a similar look automatically.
It is touted that the recommended header photo size in the test version happens to be 1500 x 500 pixels, which is higher than 1252 x 626 that is found in the existing design. This enables users with the new design to switch their picture without having it look stretched. Redesigns themselves are nothing new, as we have seen it done to the likes of PayPal, Facebook, and the Google Play Store among others.
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