US-based microblogging platform Twitter is introducing several changes to its Web and mobile apps in order to make them look cleaner and easier to use.
According to the statement, the new design aims to make Twitter “more accessible, unique and focused” for users. The changes include the addition of a new font called Chirp. The American Gothic and European Grotesque styles are combined in this font family, which was released in January. It combines the unique handmade features of the early woodcut models.
The social media platform from its Twitter Design official account announced that “the design changes on its Web, Android, and iOS platforms.” The interface colors have been updated to provide high contrast and a lot less blue.
This update was designed to increase the visibility of photographs and videos that have been shared on the platform. Twitter says it’s also working on new palette options for users, with new color options coming soon.
In addition, Twitter is providing new high-contrast buttons to highlight the “most important actions.” The ‘Follow’ button has also undergone some changes. It has been modified to black color to make it easier to notice what activities you’ve taken at a glance.
Furthermore, the visual clutter has been removed to make the content easier to read and the media stand out. Twitter’s grey background areas have been reduced, and extraneous divider lines have been removed. It also increased the amount of space between texts, making it simpler to read.
The Chirp font is also rolling for all users on the Web, Android, and iOS apps. Earlier, Twitter’s platforms used fonts including SF Pro, Roboto, and Helvetica Neue. Chirp is Twitter’s first proprietary typeface, and it tries to be sharp and legible (with good density) while also having personality and uniqueness. The font was developed in collaboration with Grilli Type Foundry from Switzerland.