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Twitter Unveils Facebook-Like Profile Redesign

08/04/2014 13:16 BST | Updated 08/04/2014 13:59 BST

Twitter has announced a huge new redesign - and there's one clear influence on show.

Facebook.

The new Twitter profile pages were announced in a blog post on the social network's website.

"Moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are. Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think, more fun) to express yourself through a new and improved web profile."

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The new profiles have a number of features as well as the picture-focused new look, including:

  • Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
  • Pinned Tweet: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.
  • Filtered Tweets: Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies

The new profiles will be rolled out to all users slowly, starting today with a (frankly weird) selection of celebs including boxer Floyd Mayweather and the First Lady.