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Twitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment

New Twitter default Avatar Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment - GharanaPK

A keynote and summary of Twitter avatar that has been Published in Twitter Blogs. For the past seven years, everyone who has created an account on Twitter starts out with their default profile photo as an egg. This was a playful way to reference how eggs hatch into birds that send all the Tweets you see on Twitter! But now it’s time to use New Twitter default Avatar for something new – something that encourages people to upload their own photos for more personal expression.

Migrating to New Twitter default Avatar have Few reasons why Twitter doing this:

  • New look and feel highlighting the diversity and expressiveness of the people around the world who make up the Twitter community, in all its color and vibrancy.
  • Some people kept the egg default profile photo because they thought it was fun and cute, but we want people to use this space to show that who they are!
  • This has created an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behavior, which isn’t fair to people who are still new to Twitter and haven’t yet personalized their profile photo.

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look back at all of Twitter’s Profile photos throughout the years.

New Twitter default Avatar Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment - GharanaPK

Twitter originally chose the egg, with a different colored background for each new account, because twitter wanted something that was playful, fun, and unique.

For the new default profile photo, twitter decided that we wanted to use people’s existing expectations for default profile photos and how they serve as a temporary placeholder. From this process, they identified a set of traits the new default profile photo should have:

  • Generic
  • Universal
  • Serious
  • Unbranded
  • Temporary
  • Inclusive
New Twitter default Avatar Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment - GharanaPK

Bathroom sign iconography

After deciding on a figure, they began logo refinements. they had to determine how to bring inclusivity into their single default profile photo, given that they don’t require people to specify their gender on Twitter. it was observed that the circle of the head in the figure still seemed masculine, even though it technically had no design characteristics to indicate that it was a man. So for inspiration, twitter looked at how women are portrayed in generic, wayfinding iconography, such as bathroom signs, and noticed that the only difference between the sexes is the shape of their clothing.

Progression from our initial to final figure:

New Twitter default Avatar Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment - GharanaPK

Now New Twitter default Avatar!

New Twitter default Avatar Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment - GharanaPK

Twitter hoping that this new default profile photo encourages more people to express themselves on Twitter!

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