Your Twitter account has just changed; Here's what's new
- Twitter is rolling out a visual update to its mobile app and the website. It changes the font and adds a contrasty look.
Your Twitter account is getting a visual overhaul. The company has announced that it is introducing font and design changes to its web and mobile apps. While the changes might appear subtle at first, this is a major design overhaul as Twitter has decided to change theme elements that it has made users learn over the years. The company is also rolling out its Chirp font to its Twitter app and feed. Hence, if you sign in to Twitter today, it might seem a bit off.
Twitter's new font and design overhaul has already started rolling out to its mobile app and feed. While some might already see the change, it might not be visible yet for others. Back in January, Twitter detailed the Chirp font as one part of a broader brand refresh. “Chirp strikes the balance between messy and sharp to amplify the fun and irreverence of a Tweet, but can also carry the weight of seriousness when needed,” wrote Twitter. As The Verge reports, Twitter's creative director for the global brand Derrit DeRouen had said that using the new font in the feed was his personal desire.
Moreover, there is a fun easter egg with the new font. If you type [CHIRPBIRDICON] in the tweet compose box, you will get the Twitter logo. For reference, that is “chirp,” “bird,” and “icon” all mashed into one word. Remember to enter it in all caps.
Twitter is also changing its theme scheme from black and blue (in dark mode) to black and white. “We've updated our colours to be high contrast and a lot less blue — a change made to draw attention to the photos and videos you create and share,” Twitter said in a thread posted by its design account. This also means that the much-beloved Follow button is changing. While it used to be filled in if you follow, it is now changing to filled in if you don't. It is the exact opposite of what Twitter users have learned over the years.
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