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Twitter re-design goes live tomorrow with profile, header and background photos

You may have noticed a few Twitter profiles over the last few months that have something that you don’t… header pictures!

Well, fear not as after months of Beta testing, Twitter has confirmed that it is rolling out the new profiles layouts for all users on December 12th which will bring new profile picture capture methods as well as header and background images.

Users will be able to easily customise their Twitter feeds with a new header image (like Facebook), a new background image (like Tumblr) and an easier to use profile picture capturer.

Twitter states that the new features will enhance user’s Twitter pages:

“By uploading a header photo on twitter.com or our mobile apps on iPhone, iPad or Android, you can make your profile more uniquely yours. We’ve seen a lot of cool takes on these new profiles – including shots from Mars, silly themes, and brands and celebrities expressing themselves in clever ways,”

However, unlike Facebook, the changes won’t be coming as mandatory, so if you don’t want to put up a big header picture, change your background or even change your classic egg image that Twitter assigns you when you start up, you don’t have to. If you want a plain profile you can have it!

Yesterday it was revealed that Instagram has removed some integration with Twitter that will no longer see its images posted on the micro-blogging site, with users having to link through to Instagram to see their friends’ dinners on a daily basis.

The changes Twitter has made certainly do make the website very customisable but it’s still all things we have seen before on other social networking and blogging sites.

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