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The redesign has gotten to some people…

After Twitter rather unceremoniously rolled out a redesign Thursday morning, users have been roasting the UI’s new shape.

In Twitter’s browser view now, much of what used to have hard lines will seem updated with soft, rounded edges. Avatars? Circular. The field where you compose your tweet? Gentle rectangle. When you reply to a tweet now, you don’t do it by clicking a little arrow in the bottom left-hand corner anymore. It’s a speech bubble icon you’re clicking. Since the significance of the changes seems dubious-at-best, Twitter users have been poking fun at the update all afternoon with “Old Twitter vs New Twitter.”

https://twitter.com/songofalchemy/status/875378296896323584

Meanwhile, one writer had a different theory about the sudden change:

Of course, Twitter should have guessed that its redesign would have been made fun of by Twitter. It’s what they do best…

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.