Twitter custom backgrounds removed
Twitter has got rid of custom wallpapers and colours for its timeline, forcing people to look at a blinding white wallpaper instead and provoking the wrath of users.
Before, Twitter let people choose a custom background or image that would show when people looked at their own timeline, as well as when others looked at a person’s profile. But that has now been removed, and replaced with just a default white screen.
The change doesn’t seem to be entirely coherent. There is still an option to add a background or change the colour, and it will show up. But after clicking around the site a little, the background or colour will disappear again.
Twitter has confirmed the change — and parts of its website have been updated to reflect it — but it hasn’t yet said why it has happened.
“We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users,” a Twitter spokesperson told Techcrunch. “Now, background images are only available where logged-in users will see them publicly (Tweet pages, list pages and collections pages).”