Have you taken a look at some of the people that you follow on Twitter over the last month or so? If you have, you may have noticed that some of them were invited to give the new look a try. As of a few days ago, anyone can switch over to the look or they can keep the old one. For now, its a choice, but I’m sure that in the near future, Twitter will make it a mandatory switch for everyone. I will be converting myself in the next couple days, but before you upgrade, there are a few things that you will want to do first.
1. Get a Header: You can click to upgrade your account on Twitter to the old look and it will try to stretch your existing photo (the one where your bio is) to stretch to fit the new dimensions. If it is anything like how mine looked, it is horrible and you want to switch it back until you get a new cover that fits properly. The new dimensions for the “header” photo is 1500X500. If you have been considering giving your Twitter profile a new look, now is a great time.
2. Check your profile pic: Your new profile pic will be bigger than the old one that you had, so be sure that you are using one with a great resolution so that it shows up properly.
3. Pick a pinned Tweet: This is a great part about the new rollout is the “pinning” a tweet feature. Just like on Facebook, you can pin items to the top of your page. You can choose a new webinar you are doing, blog post, opt-in, program or anything else that you would like. Also, just like on Facebook, this will not be seen unless someone goes directly to the profile page.
I see a lot of good in this roll out, but what I have heard that is a potential problem is that this new layout works great on the desktop, but does not show up as well on mobile. According to recent studies, most people do use Twitter mostly from their smartphones, so all of these pretty images are really not going to show up well. Maybe in the future they will want Twitter to be used equally on the desktop and smartphone– I personally use it both places– but until then we can all see how this plays out.
For more information on the new look, check out this great article.
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Did you upgrade to the new look? Place your Twitter address or handle in the comments so that I can come and check out your new look!
Heather Santo is a certified Virtual Administrative Consultant with over 15 years of customer service experience. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting. She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients and help them to operate their businesses efficiently. She specializes in Aweber, Pinterest, WordPress Thesis, Gratitude Concierge Work and social media content graphic creation.
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