How to get the new Twitter profile layout

Out with the old, in with the… familiar? Among the slew of new products unveiled by Twitter — including revamped iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch and Android apps — is a design change for the website profile that’s pretty reminiscent of Facebook’s Timeline layout.

The new look being rolled out for user profile pages puts more emphasis on photos, with a widget on the left that displays even more recent images and a larger main header pic on the right.

Interested in taking the new design for a whirl? Here’s how to activate it:

Activating the New Twitter Layout

Log into your Twitter profile, tap the gear icon and pick Settings from the drop-down list. Then select the Design setting (on the left). You’ll see the “Pick a premade theme” option first, but below that is “Customize your own.” (You may have to scroll down.)

This is where you’ll be able to tweak your header or background. Hit the “Change header” button and upload an image. It should be at least 1252 x 626, for the best quality, with a file size no bigger than 5MB.

Commitphobic? You don’t have to stick with this look; just go back into the settings and ditch the header pic or swap it out for a new one.

Have you given the new Twitter layout a try? Let us know if you love it or not in the comments.