New Twitter Dimensions April 8 2014

I Got the New Twitter Layout!!! (& how you can get it too!) [with video]

I was so excited to see this message today!

I was so excited to see this message today!

As you probably already know, Twitter started rolling out a new profile design in early April, 2014. Unless you were one of the select few who got it initially or a new Twitter user, chances are you’ve been patiently awaiting your chance at the new design. Well, today was my lucky day!

How You Are Notified

You’re not. I hadn’t seen anything online explaining how you find out if/when you get the new layout. So naturally, I’ve been checking my profile multiple times a day to see if they had changed over my account yet. Last week, I noticed an account that I set up several months ago to claim but don’t actively use had the option of switching over, but mine, which I use daily, didn’t have the option.

Based on my experience, Twitter will not email or notify you in any way other than show the message in the image above on your profile page. So if you’re not checking your profile page, you won’t not know that the new design is at your fingertips.

What Has Changed?

A lot of changes have been made and critics are saying it looks like Facebook now, but that’s not a problem in my opinion. Twitter has been known as more of a text version of Facebook, so this just allows a more attractive layout.

New Dimensions

The new 2014 Twitter dimensions are as follows:

  • Header image: 500 pixels high x 1500 pixels wide
  • Profile image: 400 pixels x 400 pixels
Here's a template for the new header and profile Twitter dimensions for the update starting April 8, 2014.

Here’s a template for the new header and profile Twitter dimensions for the update starting April 8, 2014.

How Do I Get the New Twitter Profile Design?

Want it now? You can get it now! Click here to get it. Check out the video to see how it’s done:

I Have the Message, Now What?

First, I would recommend preparing your header and profile images, but don’t upload them yet. Second, I click the “Turn it On” button to make the switch. Even if your profile looks terrible with your current header stretched out to fit the new dimensions, just go for it. Then, once you’ve made the switch, go ahead and update your header and profile images.

How to Design a New Twitter Header in Photoshop

How Do I Get My Old Profile Back?

Don’t like the new Twitter design and want your old profile back? I’ve been searching for a way to switch it back and have not had any luck yet, so if you’ve made the switch and don’t like it, you’re stuck, at least for now. The closest I’ve found is there may be some third-party apps that will feed your Twitter how you prefer. If I do find a way to switch it back, I will let you know and post a tutorial video to show you how. But it might be a good idea to just get used to it and hold tight until the next inevitable design change.

What You Need to Know About Twitter’s New Profile Design – 4/8/2014 [with Video]

In the world of social media, we have to expect frequent changes to the platforms we use. So it’s no surprise that Twitter started rolling out an all-new profile design this month. The look is similar to Facebook’s profile layout and makes profiles look more attractive with a layout that makes more sense and has less empty space.

New design features are:

  • Header Image: Larger header image that spans across the top of your page (dimensions are 1500×500)
  • Profile Image: Larger profile image (dimensions are 400×400)
  • Pinned Tweets: Ability to “pin” a tweet to the top of your feed
  • Best Tweets: Tweets with higher engagement are enlarged to stand out more
  • Filtered Tweets: Ability to select which tweets you see: all, those with photos/videos, or only tweets & replies (similar to Facebook news feed views)
  • Tweeter Since: The year you joined Twitter will be displayed
  • Column Display: Content is spread out in 3 columns instead of 2
  • Tabs: Floating tabs have been added below cover photo instead of links in the top left (access to tweets, followers, following, favorites & lists)
  • Mutual Followers: Addition of “Followers You Know”
Here are some of the new changes to Twitter profiles. Content that was previously listed in 2 columns will be spread out to 3 columns and a much more attractive layout.

Here are some of the new changes to Twitter profiles. Content that was previously listed in 2 columns will be spread out to 3 columns and a much more attractive layout.Comparison screenshots of @ZacEfron & @LadyGaga from 4/8/14.

Is This a Good Thing?

Of COURSE it is! Critics have said this new layout resembles Facebook, but that’s not a bad thing. Since Facebook is the most popular social media site, Twitter can do itself a favor by adding that familiarity to its own layout. One of the top reasons I’ve heard for people not using Twitter is they don’t “know what to do with it.” By creating a more familiar layout and allowing users to have a more visual experience, Twitter can grow its user base by becoming more appealing.

When Will My Profile Be Updated?

Twitter started the roll out of the new design April 8, 2014 and has started with some celebrities, such as Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama and Floyd Mayweather, and new accounts will have the new layout as well. The rest of us will start getting the new layout over the next several weeks, according to Twitter.

Do you have the new layout? If so, share a link in the comments below so we can all check it out!

Here's a template for the new header and profile Twitter dimensions for the update starting April 8, 2014.

Here’s a template for the new header and profile Twitter dimensions for the update starting April 8, 2014.