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What Small Businesses Need to Know about Twitter’s New Profile Design

May 13, 2014

Twitter recently announced a major redesign for profile pages. This includes a new look and feel, and a number of new features for users to sort and find content. While the new profile is only available to a select audience of Twitter users right now, the redesign will be rolling out to all users soon, so it is time for small businesses to take a few moments to understand the changes, and make sure that they are making the most with their profile pages moving forward.

Here is a list of the changes:

· New Header Image: One of the most noticeable changes is the introduction of a header image. It spreads across the top of your profile page similar to the cover photo on Facebook or Google+.

· Bigger Profile Picture: Twitter is also increasing the size of the Twitter profile picture. Twitter will resize your current photo automatically, but users may want to consider uploading a higher quality photo after the change.

· More visible profile information: Twitter names, handles, descriptions, and links are all bigger and more prominent with the profile change. It would be a good idea to review this information to make sure they’re updated and accurate. Unlike other social networks, Twitter users are likely to view other users profile often to learn more about them. Having an informative and accurate bio is essential. (more…)