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Awkward: new Twitter looks just like Facebook

So Twitter has been whispering a redesign since February and it seems that the social network is about to unveil its new look, which looks a tad familiar to us.

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The company announced the change today saying that “moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are”.

So the network decided to make that a little easier and more fun apprently.

“Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think, more fun) to express yourself through a new and improved web profile,” the company said in a blog post.

The idea is to create a whole new you, a you that is much more visual — you know kinda like Facebook. Though Twitter isn’t the only social network with this visual obsession, Google Plus when it redesigned its look also emphasized the bigger cover image.

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According to Twitter, “the new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best tweets.”

Here are main features:

    Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.

  • Pinned Tweet: Pin one of your tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.
  • Filtered Tweets: Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: tweets, tweets with photos/videos, or tweets and replies.

The new profile is only available to a few users now but will soon be rolling out to all of Twitter.