Twitter has made some new changes. When you sign into your Twitter account you will have the option to switch over to the new profile or keep your old one. If you switch to the new profile and decide you want to go back to the old style you can choose to go back for now. Usually when a new roll out comes along in the beginning there’s a choice between the old and the new look but eventually everyone rolls over to the new look.
(Which Twitter header do you prefer? The first or second one?)
Here’s a look at the new changes.
- New cover design. You can now add a larger cover photo. It’s similar to Facebook’s timeline cover. I quickly created some example covers using the free service called Canva. You can also go to Fiverr and pay someone inexpensively to design you a new cover. Be sure to make your cover inviting, use bright colors and add your website. Take advantage of the abundance of space. Don’t over do it. Keep it professional looking.
- Your most active, favorited and retweeted tweets are now showing up with bigger fonts.
- You can now pin your favorite or most important tweet to your profile page. Go to “tweets”, click on the number of tweets. Take a look at your most recent tweets. Under each tweet you will see the symbols for reply, retweet, favorite and three little dots to click on for more. When you click on the three dots that look like this … you’ll have the option to pick share via email, embed a tweet and pin to your profile page. Take advantage of this new option. Once a week pin a new Tweet. Pin your opt-in link, latest blog post or most current offer. Pick something you really want to draw attention to.
- The new profile set up is rolling out slowly, so if you don’t see the option to change over to the new look don’t worry your Twitter account will be updated soon.
What do you think of the new changes? It seems Twitter is looking a bit more like Facebook. Why wouldn’t they. Facebook is the place for businesses to be online. It only makes sense to mimic some of the options that make Facebook so successful. Don’t be left in the dust, get your business active online today. Contact Carol for more details.
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