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Twitter formally unveiled a major redesign of users' profile pages for the Web version of the social network on Tuesday. (Twitter)

Twitter has begun rolling out a major redesign of user profile pages on the Web version of its social network, and the new look has drawn many comparisons to that of profile pages on Facebook.

The new design for Twitter profile pages displays a larger profile picture and a larger header image, and showcases users' most popular tweets.

Twitter said the new profile pages will highlight users' tweets that have received high numbers of retweets and favorites. Users can now also pin their favorite tweets to the top of their profile pages.

"Pin one of your tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about," Twitter said in a blog


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On the new design, users will also be able to filter others' tweets when they go to their profile pages. This means that users will be able to view other users' tweets, their tweets with photos or videos, or their tweets as well as their replies to other users. Previously, users could filter only the tweets of those with verified user accounts.

This redesign is the most radical rolled out by Twitter in quite some time, but it isn't out of the blue. Early versions of it began popping up for some users in February.

For now, Twitter is giving only a few users the option to turn on the new design. The company will begin rolling out the option to all users over the next few weeks. However, new users will have the new design turned on by default.