The Twitter Design Blog

A look inside Design & Research at Twitter.

Results from Design for: March 2017

Rethinking our default profile photo


For the past seven years, everyone who has created an account on Twitter starts out with their default profile photo as an egg. This was a playful way to reference how eggs hatch into birds that send all the Tweets you see on Twitter! But now it’s time for something new – something that encourages people to upload their own photos for more personal expression. So today, we’re introducing a new default profile photo.

There are a few reasons why we’re doing this: