The icons for Twitter have changed
Twitter’s design account thread on Friday confirmed the company’s plans to redesign the social network’s iconography. I notice that the lines of the icons are a little bit thicker, and that overall the design is more sharply defined.
Twitter wrote in the thread, “The goal was to create a cohesive set of icons that are bold in shape and style yet still relatable and a little cheeky where possible.” Using just two tweets from the discussion, you can easily identify the shifts. The difference between their old and new appearances is highlighted in this one. The following image compiles a large number of such occurrences into a single frame.
These features were likely already available to you when I was writing this article and they went live last night on the web and in the iOS app.
The updates are in line with the company’s new visual design language, which was released in August 2021 and featured the introduction of the Chirp font throughout the app.