Twitter has today announced that they’ve begun rolling out both an updated version of their site and their iPad app. The iPad app, which all users should be seeing an update for at this point, brings an entirely new UI that’s essentially the iPhone UI, only wider, and with a sidebar similar to that of Twitter for Mac. It’s also gaining a couple of new features along the way, including a couple that’s making their way to the site today – including a redesigned profile page represented with a “Me” tab.
That’s right, Twitter users, your profile’s about to get a whole new look. Those who already have the new profile have described it as a sort of mashup between Facebook and the Twitter we all know and (sometimes) love. The most visible change is the inclusion of what Twitter’s calling a “header image”, which – yes – is essentially a cover photo for your Twitter profile. Also new is the new “Me” tab, which you can see on the top left section of the site in the header next to the “Discover” tab. Both features made their way to the new iPad app today.
What do you think about the new Twitter? It’s not vastly different, but do you think the emphasis on the header image detracts from the content of the page, or perhaps makes Twitter out to be a sort of “me too” copycat of Facebook’s timeline design? Let us know!