Twitter released a design update a few days ago to make the platform more accessible. However, users complained of eye strain and headaches, and the social network was returned to its original form.
A few days ago, the microblogging service Twitter introduced changes in the design of the application: now the platform uses its own Chirp font, which Twitter introduced in January 2021. All Western languages are also left aligned.
There is also less blue in the palette, and the read button color has changed from blue to black. The interface has also been updated: Twitter has removed the dividers to provide more white space and reduced the amount of gray background. The service also added new colors to increase contrast and draw extra attention to videos and photos.
However, not all users liked the new design.
We've identified issues with the Chirp font for Windows users and are actively working on a fix. Thanks for your patience and please let us know if you have additional feedback.
— Twitter Accessibility (@TwitterA11y) August 14, 2021
“Twitter’s new font has taken my addiction to this app because now I’m not flipping through the feed so I don’t have a headache.” “Please, please, please bring back the old font. It is incredibly difficult for me to read, and it physically hurts to look at it. ”
As a result, representatives of the platform said that the company is reviewing the amendments made on August 12. “We are making adjustments to the contrast of all buttons to make them easier on the eyes.” As noted on Twitter, the new look is inconvenient for people with touch sensitivities.
The platform also announced that it “has identified issues with the Chirp font for Windows users” and said it is “actively working on a fix.”