Twitter avatars not updating
Twitter has rolled out its new-look profile pages to all users (you can get yours here), and with the update comes a resize of header photos and avatars, which means you’ll likely have to do a little maintenance to get your page looking tip-top.This is the main image across the top of the screen."Or, rather, they knew it was for a thousand things.It was for chatting with people, for sports, for whatever.Headers now appear in bold, to help you navigate more easily. Retweet and Like counters update in real time, letting you watch tweets go viral.The home icon is still a birdhouse, but it lost the perch—you'll see just one hole instead of two. And the reply button gave way to a speech bubble that Twitter hopes is clearer in its purpose.So when a major update landed two weeks ago, one thing stood out: The quill icon, which everyone knows you press to compose a tweet, was no longer an icon, but a single word: Tweet. A subsequent update brought a new tweet button, and another after that.None of them outshone the quill, and so it remains.
Background Image (no longer needed)Twitter has essentially phased out background images with this update.But starting today, so much about it looks different.It's Twitter's biggest redesign in years. Every solid gray icon is now a lighter outline drawing."Today, with lots of feedback and ideas from you, we’re refreshing our product too and making it feel lighter, faster, and easier to use," Twitter said in a statement. And for the things you didn’t, we took a new approach to fix and make better." So what's actually changed?The "like," "retweet," and "reply" icons all received a makeover, as did users' profile pics, which are now circular.