Twitter just made a big change in your account, removing your chosen wallpaper and leaving users with a stark white background, and no room to play with.
We?re not so sure what was the reason behind the change, but a Twitter representative said in a story released by Mashable, ?We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, background images are only available where logged-in users will see them publicly (Tweet pages, list pages and collections pages).”
Twitter removes wallpaper background
Today, users see a stark all-white background in place of their usual customized backgrounds, when viewing their profile, notifications and main timeline. And many are definitely not pleased.
?Cleaner design? Yeah right. It’s the first step toward wallpaper ads,? said one user, while another jokingly referenced that ?it was starting to look like MySpace.?
Some simply described the move as an ?awful change.?
The move is seen as a way to make a clean and unified look for all Twitter accounts.
According to Mashable, this new white-centric design isn’t entirely new. The company appears to have started to remove backgrounds from new user profiles last year, when profiles were redesigned. The new “more fun” user profiles were introduced to new users first and slowly rolled out to more people.
Though the report claims that there’s no way to change it back on your home feed or profile, and that your old Twitter background still appears in places where “logged-in users will see them publicly,” Twitter shared that backgrounds still appear behind individual tweets, on topic-based collection pages and lists.
One user shared that there?s a way to return the background design: ?If you go to your settings, click on “Design” and then save (without making any changes), the background comes right back.?