Twitter has announced that it’s changing its default ‘egg’ avatar, which is applied when you don’t upload a profile image, to a new, generic, gray silhouette.
Here’s what it looks like in practice.
Twitter says that the move is designed to get more people uploading an actual profile photo.
“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.”