Twitter today unveiled a new look for the social media platform featuring bigger photos and a more "personal" profile and complete overhaul of the iPad design.
The new app for the iPad has been rebuilt from the ground up to make it faster and easier to use. You will be able to expand Tweets with a single touch to see photos, videos and web page summaries right in your timeline. You will be also able to see who has followed or mentioned you, retweeted or favorited your Tweets. The new app will also provide news stories that are popular within your network, it will show which Tweets and accounts are favorited and followed by the people you know and trending topics.
In addition, you can add a new header photo to your new profile. It appears above your Tweets on iPad, mobile apps and twitter.com, and you can change it anytime.
The corresponding Twitter app for Android offers the following:
- New profiles now feature header photos.
- Photo streams for profiles display the images people have shared on Twitter. Whenever you see a photo stream, swipe left or right through the thumbnails or tap to view photos in fullscreen mode. Android users can also get closer to photos with pinch-to-zoom.