Twitter announced on its own online platform that the website's font has been changed. But, the letters are not the only ones that were revamped by the giant social media site.
On Wednesday, Aug. 11, the giant online platform released the website's revamped version. The tech firm explained that the suddenly resigned platform would allow users to have more accessibility, less cluttered display, as well as smoother website usage.
The most notable change of Twitter is its new font called "Chirp," which offers higher contrast and thicker letters. On the other hand, the social media giant added that it could even release new color palettes for the website's new font, as reported by TechCrunch.
Thanks to this update, people could soon have a more personalized experience on the online platform.
Twitter's New Font and Other Changes
Derrit DeRouen, Twitter's Global Brand Creative Director (CD), provided more details about the new Chirp font.
I want to give a bit more depth to Chirp, our new typeface.— Derrit DeRouen (@DerritDeRouen) January 27, 2021
Type, in 280 character doses, is the foundation of Twitter. In the history of the company we’ve either relied on someone else’s typeface, from SF Pro and Roboto, to Helvetica Neue in our brand. pic.twitter.com/OrvlYsxF9g
"Our key objective with this brand refresh is to improve how we convey emotion and imperfection. Regardless of whether you're pro or anti-Helvetica, I think we can all agree that it's not up for the job," he said via his official Twitter post.
He added that the new letter sign of the platform is also used at scale for motion and OOG. DeRouen added that the new Chirp font of Twitter offers a serious but fun-looking font to the platform's consumers.
Aside from the new font design, Twitter also removed some of the visual clutter on the website. Twitter refers to the new update as Unnecessary Divider Lines. On the other hand, you can also see that there are lesser blue colors and more gray backgrounds compared to the recent version.
Twitter Users Not Happy With New Chirp Font
After Twitter posted about the new font change, various users seem to be disappointed with the update. As of the moment, the company's latest tweet was able to generate more than 4,000 retweets, 13,000 quote tweets, and 40,000 likes.
Although this might be a great update, most of the commentators are sharing their disappointments. One of them criticized the new "Follow" design. He said that it seems like the platform wants him to follow and unfollow someone accidentally.
As stated by someone under my replies, it's this:— jbbolter (@_jbbolter) August 11, 2021
Don't change it, Twitter. There's 0 need. I remember the last time that you did this update, I accidentally unfollowed some of my mutuals.
On the other hand, another user added that the "Follow" option should have a blank background, while the "Following" button should have a white design. As of the moment, Twitter hasn't released any comment regarding their complaints.
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Written by: Griffin Davis