A New Look For Tweets On Twitter

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Twitter is all about you.

Whether you are a real person, a business or a brand, and earlier this month, you got a makeover. The first time you saw it, you might have thought there was something wrong with your browser. Something looked different, and you might have wondered if your computer had been hacked or maybe your browser was on the blink.

There were three changes to tweets:

  • Best Tweets: Tweets that receive more engagement appear slightly larger
  • Pinned Tweet: You can pin a Tweet to the top of your page
  • Filtered Tweets: You can choose which timeline to view when reviewing other profiles

The pinned tweet is a nice idea, because it gives you a way to highlight a specific tweet, that isn’t pushed down by your less important tweets. I’ve always tried to handle this by choosing the order that I tweet at a particular time, but that only lasts as long as you can hold of saying something new.

Filtered tweets are good too, because you can set whether you look at tweets, tweets with photos or videos or tweets and replies. I like this.

Best tweets might have to grow on me over time. Increasing the size of the font for tweets with added engagement is a reasonable idea, but I’m not sure I like it yet. And what happens to a tweet that goes viral and gets massive engagement? Does it take over the whole screen?

The other things that changed are that the new web profile allows for a larger profile photo, and a customized header. Nice changes.

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