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.
When you think of Twitter, you probably don’t think of email. Hashtags, witty commentary, and breaking news all might come to mind quicker than email. But email actually plays a crucial role in the user experience.
Every day, millions of people celebrate the important events in their lives on Twitter—from public events like the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ignited #LoveWins to more personal ones like a friend’s birthday. We’re excited to make sharing these personal celebrations even easier—starting today, you’ll be able to show your birthday on your Twitter profile.