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RIP Twitter eggs, you have been replaced


RIP Twitter eggs.

Twitter on Friday unveiled a new design for its default profile picture. That's right. The social media giant is ditching its mysterious eggs for a more personal, mature avatar.

The company's new "gender-balanced figure" is a variation of a less masculine version of the bathroom sign icons.

The new profile photo stands in stark contrast to the colorful, playful eggs social media users have all come to know.


Here's what Twitter's new profile photo design looks like.

Twitter says it hopes the new design "encourages people to upload images that express themselves." 

So, what will come of the "Twitter egg" shade? That's what the company says it hopes its new design will diminish.

"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."

"The literal egg was not the problem" one user tweeted.


Twitter default profile photo, through the years.

These are the qualities Twitter says it was going for when designing the new avatar:

  • Generic
  • Universal
  • Serious
  • Unbranded
  • Temporary
  • Inclusive

It didn't take long for Twitter users to poke fun at the new avatar.

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