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Twitter Update: New Profile, More Photos, Different Music

Kirsty Styles

The Next Web profileTwitter is testing a whole host of changes to its platform in a bid to grow its somewhat stagnant audience.

A key update on the horizon is a new profile page on mobile, highlighted by The Next Web, plus a new 'share' button to replace the 'retweet', first spotted (and shared on Twitter) by CNBC’s Eli Langer in the US.

The Facebook-style cover photo has been relegated further up top, making room for the user bio, which was previously hidden by a left swipe. The user's main photo has moved from centre to the left-hand side, plus two new feeds replace 'followers' and 'following' to highlight your photo tweets and favorited tweets.

Users can also now upload up to four images per tweet, coming to iOS today with Android to follow, and tag up to 10 users in each image without affecting the word count. Tagged users will get a notification if they’ve been identified in an image.

Twitter is also refocusing its music strategy after #Music on iOS failed to get a foothold on its own. The Wall Street Journal claims Twitter is in talks with Beats Music, SoundCloud, Vevo and Sony Music Entertainment, with a view to making music a bigger feature of conversations on the platform.

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