Twitter is removing backgrounds from your home feed [updated]
If you care deeply about the way your Twitter feed looks, you’ll disappointed to hear that the social network is now wiping background images and replacing it with a neutral shade of light blue.
A Twitter spokesperson told Mashable, which first reported the change:
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). You can find help center content about customizing your design and where it’s visible on Twitterhere.
When I opened the Design settings in Twitter, I found that my previous background image was still there — clicking on Save Changes appeared to bring it back. However, when I visited my profile from another browser that wasn’t logged in, I noticed that the image was gone.
It’s not clear why Twitter would want to tighten the leash on users’ ability to customize their profiles this way. Perhaps it’s a measure to prevent pages looking like a mess like back in the days of Myspace?