Yes, Twitter has changed the font again. The changes are subtle. You can see the difference in the curve at the base of the lowercase L, the serifs on the uppercase I, and the slash through the zeros. Twitter has made some changes to user handles. The change was first reported by Verge.
Twitter has changed its font again
It’s unclear why Twitter changed the font, and the company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Surprisingly, the company hasn’t posted anything on @TwitterSupport, where it has shared many recent product updates.
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However, many Twitter users reported the change. Molly White, the author of Web3 is just going great, noted that zeros have a slash. It’s also easier to tell the difference between a capital i and a lowercase L, meaning it may now be harder for bad actors to look legit with those tricks.
it seems Twitter is making some efforts to reduce impersonation accounts by using a new font for Twitter handles. note the slash 0 and the tail on the ch. pic.twitter.com/NZRQxjS3XJ
— Molly White (@molly0xFFF) January 26, 2023
It’s worth noting that only the web and mobile internet have noticed the changes. The iOS app doesn’t see the changes yet. But hopefully it will roll out to all other platforms as well.
Let’s wait and see what Elon Musk has to say about these changes. Until then, tell us what you think about these changes in the comment section below.
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