Remember when we told you about Twitter’s new Facebook-aping profile pages? While certain celebrities and brand new Twitter users got the new redesigned profiles quickly, the rest of us had to wait in line.
Well, not any more. Instead of just refreshing and updating everyone’s profile in one swoop, Twitter is letting you opt-in to the new profile by simply clicking on a link.
Similar to Facebook, Twitter is rolling out the redesign in batches to reduce the chances of technical glitches during the switch.
New profile, new look
The process is simple; once you click on the link Twitter will ask if you’d like to update your profile. It then walks through the changes to your profile and asks you if you’d like to keep them.
Be warned, though. The pictures you used on your original profile may no longer scale, so you'll probably need new ones.
The top profile header is now 1500 by 500 pixels, while the new profile picture is now 400 by 400, which Twitter will resize for you if your pictures don’t match the exact dimensions. Twitter even includes the date you joined the service on your profile page for extra geek bragging rights (or to embarrass you in the event that you've only just heard of the micro-blogging service).
If there’s a tweet you’re particularly proud of, you can now pin it to the top of your profile - much like you would a blog. Twitter also pushes your popular tweets to the top, which helps you see at a glance which snarky or witty comment your friends or followers like the most.
As to how you follow tweets, that hasn’t changed. You'll still see the people you follow in the same vertical scrolling list as before.
We’re not entirely sure that this profile revamp would in any way encourage less zombie Twitter users. But it's a way for Twitter to give Facebook a fight for big brands who have taken to Facebook’s pages as a means to interact with fans.