Twitter has undergone the largest design overhaul in its six-year history, dailymail.co.uk reports.
In a move roundly compared to Facebook’s recent ‘cover photo’ design update, users can now upload a much larger profile picture that runs across the top of the screen above their tweets – as opposed to in a small box on the left hand side.
The way Twitter displays recent images has also changed, with profiles now showing six photos instead of four, with the thumbnails also up-sized.
It is thought the much cleaner and larger design is aimed at making the site even more compatible with mobile users, with a similar update expected to be rolled out across the social network’s app offerings expected soon as well.
Twitter has already established itself as one of the premier social networks for the mobile audience, with the site generating more revenue from its mobile social media marketing platform than Facebook, despite having a smaller user base.
A statement released to techcrunch.com by Twitter explained: “Starting today you can make your presence on Twitter more meaningful with new Twitter profiles.
“Upload an all-new header photo on mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android or twitter.com, and the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps. You can upload your header photo, which appears above your Tweets, to express yourself instantly, anywhere.”