Twitter Changes Web Font, Adds ‘Tweet To’ Button and Color Options to Profiles

Twitter Changes Web Font, Adds 'Tweet To' Button and Color Options to Profiles

Twitter’s been mixing it up quite a bit lately, and yesterday the company announced a couple of minor but interesting tweaks to its Twitter.com web platform. All the changes have been made to improve new user experience, and include a new font, new buttons and some colour options.

The font adjustment is curious. A few months back Twitter switched the website font to Gotham Narrow, which was divisive at first but seemed a good choice once we’d all got used to it. Now, they’ve rolled back to the original font, which is Arial on Windows and Helvetica Neue on Macs. Feels a bit cold to me, now, but what do I know?

Head on over to any profile page and you’ll see a couple of new call-to-action buttons on the left sidebar: ‘Tweet to’, which opens up a tweet box with @username already filled in for you, and ‘Message’, which does the same with a direct message (if you’re being followed by that user).

Twitter Changes Web Font, Adds 'Tweet To' Button and Color Options to Profiles

Finally, if you go to your Profile Settings there are some new colour options to play around with in the Design area. It’s slight, but you now have a Theme colour setting, which lets you change the colour of things like the tweet button and some of the metrics on your Twitter.com setup. These changes are also visible to other users when they visit your profile.

Twitter Changes Web Font, Adds 'Tweet To' Button and Color Options to Profiles

Tip: don’t set your Theme colour to #FFFFFF (as above), otherwise a fairly large portion of your profile will be invisible.