The microblogging social media platform Twitter has started rolling out a newly redesigned interface to its web and mobile application. The major difference is the company using its new proprietary typeface named Chirp.
The font was introduced back in January this year and the company says that one of the main advantages of Chrip is that it can align the text of tweets written in Western languages to the left-hand side of the typeface. This should make it easier to read content when scrolling down the timeline.
Previously, the company had relied on fonts like SF Pro, Roboto, and Helvetica Neue. Twitter has also tweaked the usage of color on its platform to be more high-contrast. You will notice that there’s a lot less Twitter’s blue color.
The tweets and navigation have shifted to black when using the default Twitter theme with the White background. The company adds that buttons, like the “Follow” button, are aimed at making the most important actions stand out.
The redesign has removed some of the visual clutter on the screen, including the “unnecessary divider lines.” There are fewer gray backgrounds, as well as increased space to make the text easier to read.
It seems that the company is gearing up for the next phase of the social media platform and these changes will have a bigger impact when it rolls out the expanded set of features, including the Super Follow, e-commerce shopping features, a subscription service for power users, live audio with Spaces, redesigned bookmark collections, and more.
Twitter has said that these changes are just the start of more visual updates to come, though it didn’t hint at what those future tweaks may include.