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Rethinking our default profile photo

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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:

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Designing with constraint: Twitter's approach to email

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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.

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Design tips for small businesses: a conversation with @Canva

We spoke to expert @MelanieCanva about why good design is important, and how businesses can effectively wield it on Twitter.

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LEAP: Small business design basics

In this #LEAP, we look at some small ways to experiment with visual design.

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Behind the scenes with user research: How we run research with influencers and celebrities

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An interview with Simona De Rosa about running user research with Twitter influencers and celebrities.

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Building a more unified Twitter for iOS

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How we made Twitter for iPad and iPhone offer similar experiences.

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Our first global @design week

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We brought the entire design and research team together in San Francisco to share and celebrate design culture.

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Designing Twitter for Windows 10

A look into how we balanced the OS and the brand in this new design

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#HBD: Celebrate your birthday on Twitter

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.

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#HBD: Celebrate your birthday on Twitter

Birthday fun comes to your profile!

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