The new Twitter font is here (and users have feelings about it)

Twitter new font
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If you logged onto Twitter this morning and thought things looked a little different, don't worry – it isn't just you. The social media platform has rolled out some design changes, including higher contrast and increased space. But there's one aspect that's getting everyone talking (read: tweeting) – the new font. 

Initially revealed in January, Chirp, the company's first ever proprietary typeface, is now making its way onto the system. Calling it a balance of "American Gothics and European Grotesques" Twitter says the new font is both legible and quirky. But as is the case with anything new, it seems people are going to need time to get used to it. (Looking for typographical inspiration? Check out our best free fonts). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.