We were so used to our background wallpapers on Twitter - the micro-blogging social forum – whether one from the Twitter’s own library or a custom-made one. Alas, now onward that feature from Twitter will no longer be available to you. Twitter has decided to remove the background images from the home page of its users, and may probably be using the space so available for advertisements. The purpose for the removal is still not clear.
Thus, today when you open your Twitter account, you find to your surprise that in lieu of your usual customised background, it is a stark all-white background. It is certainly a big shock to many. Quite naturally the users are upset and far from happy for this unannounced and unpleasant development, but then they may as well wait before registering their protest till Twitter comes with an explanation – valid or otherwise.
Twitter’s spokesman however confirmed to the Telegraph about the removal of background images, and said: "We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users." He further said: "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 centre content about customising your design and where it’s visible on Twitter here." Needless to say, these words from the company spokesman are far from soothing and comforting for those who identified themselves so closely with Twitter as a family platform and had a long-standing relationship with this social forum
Compiler : Syed Zafar Ahmad
Designation: Executive Editor & Compilor
Bio: A freelancer with a flair for experimenting with innovative technology and electronic gadgets that could enrich the life of a modern common man, and a consultant in issues touching every-day life of a computer suave professional.
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