Twitter Unveils Header Photos
Amongst the many changes that Twitter has been making recently, it has today unveiled newly refreshed Twitter profiles with the addition of a ‘Header Photo’.
The Header Photo appears at the top of a Twitter profile, encompassing both the bio & profile picture and can be uploaded via mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android, or online via Twitter.com.
I know, I know, it begs a remarkable resemblance to the Facebook Cover Photo, but in all honestly I don’t mind this. It helps users and business alike to inject extra personality into their profiles.
A statement from Twitter claims that “New profiles also help you get to know people better through their pictures. Photo streams now appear below anyone’s most recent Tweets on iPhone, Android and iPad. Swipe through the stream to see the photos other users have shared or tap any thumbnail to view their photos in fullscreen”. All extra steps towards creating a platform that is increasing visual whilst still engaging.
However there is one downside, sadly we are waving goodbye to the third-party apps that many of us have been using to share photos via Twitter. Instead, the refresh forces the use Twitter’s own service powered by Photobucket.