08 February 2017
Twitter is one of the oldest social media platforms out there but is yet to become as mainstream as many other counterparts like Instagram and Snapchat which came into existence much later. This is the reason it keeps on looking for ways and experimenting new features with hope to raise interest among users and to attract new ones. And now, Twitter has a new feature which suggests users that they tweet about their new profile picture.
This feature gets triggered automatically as soon as you update your Twitter profile picture. You will see a pop-up as shown in the screenshot below urging you to tweet along with an auto-generated hashtag #NewProfilePic. You can also edit the tweet message as per your choice by using the Edit option. There are two more options Not Now and Tweet which are basically for discarding and tweeting about your updated profile picture.
This feature seems to be in existence since last month for a few users but has now been made available for all Twitter users. It is worth mentioning that Twitter only suggests you about tweeting the new profile picture, it's completely only up to you whether you want to do it or not. It does not post about your updated profile picture automatically like it's the case with Facebook. If you use Facebook, you already know that whenever you update your profile picture or cover image, it automatically makes a post of it which is visible to all your friends in their respective Feed.
While this new Twitter feature is currently available for everyone on Android, it is expected to take some time before becoming available to everyone on iOS. And since Twitter is making use of the new hashtag #NewProfilePic, you can even use it to look for what other people are uploading as their profile pics.
And as you would expect, this new feature has received mixed responses from Twitter users with some in favor of it while other not so happy about it. The primary reason for downvotes is that it's technically not a feature because you can post any photo on Twitter followed by that hashtag. The platform does not differentiate between profile picture uploads and normal photo uploads. So what are your thoughts on this Twitter feature? Share your views with us using the comments section below.