- On Friday, the corporation announced the new symbols for the social network on its design account.
- The idea was to develop a consistent set of symbols that are bold in shape and style yet still relatable and a little cheeky where possible.
- Comparing two tweets from the thread shows the progression and it’s near finished.
The company confirmed the news in a thread on its design account on Friday, giving the social network a fresh new look for its icons. The lines in the icons seem thicker to me, and there is a general sense of sharper corners.
Twitter said in the thread, “The goal was to create a cohesive set of icons that are bold in shape and style yet still relatable and a little cheeky where possible.” By comparing just two tweets from the thread, it is clear to see the evolution. A comparison of their old and new appearances can be seen here. The image that follows this one displays many such objects together.
Initially, I wasn’t a big fan, but now I’m starting to like it. (The retweet feature is one of my favourites.) a Twitter spokesperson Shaokyi Amdo contributing to the subject said in an email that the new icons would be made available to everyone “over the coming days” on the web, iOS, and Android. Perhaps you already have them; I noticed them while writing this article, having just appeared last night on the web and in the iOS app.
These changes are in line with the company’s new visual design language, which was shown off in August 2021. For example, the Chirp font will be used throughout the app.