Twitter is updating its web and mobile applications to make them less crowded and easier to use. Twitter’s new design makes it “more accessible, distinctive and focused” on people and their content. Changes include a new typeface named Chirp. This January font family combines American Gothic and European Grotesque styles. It incorporates early woodcut examples’ handcrafted peculiarities.
The social media network revealed the design updates on its Web, Android, and iOS platforms via its official Twitter Design account, which can be seen here. The interface’s colors have been tweaked to enhance contrast and decrease blue.
This change is being made to draw more emphasis on the images and videos that have been submitted to the site. In addition, Twitter says it is working on increasing the color palette options accessible to users.
Additionally, Twitter is releasing new buttons with a high contrast design to draw attention to the “most essential activities.” Additionally, the ‘Follow’ button has been modified. It is now completely dark, which makes it easier to notice what activities you’ve done at a glance.
Visual clutter has been removed to make the text easier to read and media more prominent. Twitter has decreased the amount of grey background space and eliminated superfluous divider lines. Additionally, it expanded the space between paragraphs to facilitate reading.
Moreover, the Chirp font is rolling out to all users on the Web, Android, and iOS applications. Previously, Twitter’s platforms used typefaces such as SF Pro, Roboto, and Helvetica Neue. Chirp is Twitter’s first custom font, and it’s meant to be both sharp and legible (with adequate density) but still having personality and individuality. Grilli Type Foundry, a Swiss-type foundry, collaborated on the design of the font.
Twitter analyses racist abuse
Twitter says that identity verification would not have stopped the barrage of racist abuse directed at England’s football team after the squad’s defeat in the Euro 2020 championship game last month. The Twitter UK said today that the majority of accounts removed for offensive comments throughout the tournament were not anonymous.
Microblogging site Twitter said, “Ninety-nine percent of the permanently banned accounts from the Tournament were identifiable.” Additionally, the firm said that although racist tweets occurred from all over the globe, the majority originated in the United Kingdom.
According to Twitter, its automatic algorithms detected and deleted 1,622 racist posts during and immediately after the match. According to Twitter, just 2% of the deleted tweets were seen more than 1,000 times.
Twitter has a lengthy history of harassment on the site. Following a 2017 boycott, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised to take a “more active approach” in enforcing its rules. Since then, the firm has introduced more granular tools aimed at reducing abuse, including the ability for users to hide responses or restrict who may respond to their tweets.
To help prevent abusive tweets from being sent, Twitter is rolling out reply prompts. In this, Twitter asks users if they are sure they want to use potentially offensive language before sending the message. Twitter is working on a feature that “temporarily autoblocks accounts that use abusive language, preventing them from engaging with your account” as part of its continuing development.
Now users are getting additional features and security on Twitter. Social media platforms are suddenly becoming the battleground after events or some incident. This is creating issues that only get a solution from the company’s end. Twitter worked on making its platform more secure and positive for users. Instagram also gave users an anti-abuse tool that is facing criticism.