We knew about Twitter’s appearance on the Today Show for quite some time, but had no idea what would be discussed or announced. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo didn’t let us down though when he went on the Today Show yesterday morning to debut the new makeover for Twitter’s profile pages. The show had even teased about the so-called “big changes” coming to Twitter up until the much anticipated announcement.
Some of the obvious changes have taken on a close resemblance to Facebook’s timeline in the sense that there’s now a huge header image that runs across the top. The page itself has also been reoriented to make pages more visually appealing by positioning your avatar front and center. The photo stream has been altered as well – it has moved up the page and will now be accessible on apps.
We like the new design even more because not only will the new changes be visible on twitter.com, but they’ll also be visible on mobile apps, including Twitter’s all-new iPad app.
Even though Twitter has always been up against Facebook, there’s one advantage that Twitter now has, and it’s the iPad update. The newly rebuilt iPad app now has the same interface and many of the features previously built into the iPhone app, including a “Connect” page for mentions and retweets and a “Discover” page for popular news stories and trending topics. iPad users can also tap to see photos, links and videos in fullscreen mode, which is now easier than ever to do.