If you’ve logged into your Twitter today, you probably noticed something different.

AKA: The glaring white light from where your background USED to be…

On Monday, the Twitter powers-that-be confirmed that every single Twitter user will now only see white when he or she accesses his or her homepage, notifications and timeline, although it’s not clear why.

A spokesperson said:

“We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, background images are only available where logged-in users will see them publicly (Tweet pages, list pages and collections pages). You can find help center content about customizing your design and where it’s visible on Twitter here.”


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Confused? Lets break it down:

“Tweet pages” refer to individual tweets, and “list pages” refer to when a single user creates a list of tweets posted by a series of users.

The newly-available “collection pages” advertise new products from certain companies.

But aside from those pages, it doesn’t seem like there’s any way to change the background of the main notification timeline or profile.

And, naturally, everyone on Twitter is pretty much FLIPPING OUT!

Check out the backlash HERE


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