Report: Twitter testing Facebook-style design

Just days after rolling out a new redesign to the masses, Twitter is reportedly testing another redesigned website to a select few users.

The newest redesign appears to be a cross between Facebook and Google Plus. An editor at Mashable first reported the major update Tuesday.

Cennydd Bowles, design lead at Twitter, said he was not authorized to comment on the redesign.

Profile pages on the newly designed site feature a cover photo along with an enlarged profile picture and bio that have both been shifted to the far left of the site. Follower, following and tweet counts are moved directly under the 1,500 pixel-wide cover photo in the redesign.

Images and text in tweets have also increased in size. Twitter seems to be putting a stronger emphasis on images and videos as they have removed the sense of chronological order that has been present in past Twitter timelines.

During its Feb. 5 earnings call, Twitter reported that it had a slow user growth but hopes to re-accelerate engagement among its users.


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