Twitter is still making tweaks to the profile redesign experiment it’s testing among a small group of users, such as returning to a vertical timeline and making pictures even larger.
We spotted the major update to his Twitter profile page — notice that the layout changed back to a single vertical stream. Previously in the test, various-sized cards showed up scattered across the page. But as of this morning, they are back to the way they are pictured in the screenshot below.
One of the biggest design complaints from users was that the look was too reminiscent of Facebook, Instagram and Google+, and they disliked Twitter’s potential move away from the vertical stream.
Our most-recently tweeted picture is significantly larger this morning too.
It’s common for Twitter to quietly test new features and design updates before rolling it out to a larger user base. Experiments typically go out to a small, random pool of users.
In addition to a greater emphasis on photos, a larger header photo and a scattered timeline layout, we also noticed a change to our “following” and “followers” section, which now embrace the card design approach.
Although we are not verified on the site, there’s an option for the stream to show “Tweets” and “Tweets and replies” for every user — a feature typically reserved for those with the blue check mark.
Updates appear only to affect our profile page and not our homepage.
The news comes days after Twitter rolled out its latest design to all users, after weeks of behind the scenes testing.
Does Twitter’s redesigned profile look too much like Facebook?
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