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#HBD: Celebrate your birthday on Twitter

Birthday fun comes to your profile!

Read more... gets a refresh

We’re making some big changes to our homepage so people who don’t log in can still access great content on Twitter.


Welcoming iOS 7

Today we’re introducing new versions of Twitter for iPhone and iPad for iOS 7, with a refreshed design that looks and works great on iOS 7. The update is also compatible with iOS 6 and iOS 5.

You can download this update from the App Store.


Overhauling from the ground up

Twitter is all about making real-time information available to everyone, everywhere. In order to reach every person on the planet we recently released an update to for feature phones and older browsers. We completely overhauled this client from the ground up, a process that resulted in a lighter-weight, faster client that looks and feels like and our mobile apps.

Here’s the home timeline on, before and after the redesign:


Taking flight: #Twitterbird

Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird. The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.

Starting today you’ll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. (Twitter is the bird, the bird is Twitter.) There’s no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase “t” to represent Twitter.


Discover better stories

The Discover tab makes it easy to discover information that matters to you without having to follow additional accounts. Starting today, the Discover tab will begin to surface content that is even more personalized and meaningful to you. We’ve incorporated additional personalization signals to select Discover stories, including Tweets that are popular among the people you follow and the folks they follow.


Let's Fly

Update - 3:15pm PT More news: Read about enhanced profile pages, on the advertising blog, and embeddable Tweets, on the dev blog.