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Twitter bringing redesigned profile, photo feature to all users

December 10, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez

Let's get ready to grumble -- Twitter has announced it will be forcing its latest profile page redesign onto all users starting Wednesday.

Users have been able to opt into Twitter's latest profile page design since September, but now the San Francisco-based social network will be bringing the design to all of its users -- regardless of whether they want it.

The new design emphasizes Twitter's header photo feature, which places a large picture the user chooses atop the profile page and behind the user's profile picture.

If you think this sounds a lot like the Cover Photo that goes at the top of Facebook's Timeline profile, then you've got the right idea.

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You can add a header photo to your profile any time before Wednesday.

"If you don’t upload a header photo by then, you (and everyone else) will only see a default grey image on your page," Twitter said in a blog post Monday announcing the change. "That’s not fun!"

So let the complaints begin, as surely hundreds, if not thousands of users will take to Twitter to voice their displeasure about the change.

Once you get the rage out of your system, you can watch this video Twitter has put together to help you add a header photo.

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