18/09/2012 13:39 BST | Updated 18/11/2012 10:12 GMT

Twitter Announces New Look For Profiles, New iPad And iPhone Apps

Twitter has announced a new look for its profile pages, with a new focus on images and bigger branding options.

The new pages, which are rolling out now, include the addition of 'header photos'.

Header photos appear at the top of a user's profile, as well as their profile on mobile apps and other versions of the Twitter site.

The new design also adds a new focus on photo streams, with six images viewable on a profile page rather than three, and moves options to view your Tweets and Favourites higher up the page.


Above: the new look Twitter

The new Facebook-like profiles can be seen on Twitter's official account, as well as a few others. Twitter said the new designs are rolling out now for most users.

Twitter also announced an all-new version of its Twitter for iPad app, which allows better navigation through photos and other updates.

But the news was not welcomed by some, who noted the new iOS apps do not allow users to use their own photo service to upload pictures.

Instead the only option is to upload photos using Twitter's own photos backend, powered by Photobucket.


Above: the new Twitter iPad app