Twitter is killing its egg default avatar in favor of a faceless floating head

Twitter announced today that the company is changing the default avatar for new accounts from the infamous multicolored eggs to a new default profile photo that depicted a gray, genderless image of a person with a vaguely gumdrop-shaped head.

The change from the colorful eggs to the blander silhouette is an intentional one by Twitter, which noted that the new image is specifically meant to be less interesting and feel more like a placeholder, in an effort to encourage users to customize their profiles to a more unique image.

Image: Twitter
The evolution of Twitter’s default avatars.

As detailed on the announcement post, the company went through numerous iterations to reach a final result that met the goals of…

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