Why are some Twitter profile pictures now square?
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(Pocket-lint) – If you’ve logged onto Twitter in the past couple of days, you may have noticed that some profile pictures on the social network are now square rather than circular. Since billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter, the platform has undergone many changes. You might find it hard to keep up with all this chaos, frankly. So, to help you easily understand this latest change, Pocket-lint has detailed everything you need to know. The short answer is that Twitter has rolled out a Twitter Blue for Business – but read on to find out more.
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Some Twitter profile pictures are now square. Here’s why.
In December 2022, Twitter announced the launch of Twitter Blue for Business. It is described as a “new program” that allows companies to “distinguish their brands and key employees on Twitter”. These accounts will display a square profile photo next to their display name – rather than a round photo. This includes news outlets as well as brands like Nike. Companies like Walgreens and Twitter himself also have square profile pictures. You can see an example of a square profile picture above. If you use an NFT as your profile picture, you can get a hexagon picture.
What do the gold checkmarks mean?
Businesses that have subscribed to Twitter Blue for Business will see a gold checkmark next to their display name.
What do the badges next to the check marks mean?
Businesses can now offer individuals, businesses, and brands affiliated with them a small badge featuring their business profile picture. This badge appears next to their check mark.
“By creating this connection, we allow companies to network within their own organization – on Twitter. Companies can affiliate their leaders, brands, support handles, employees or teams. Journalists, players sports teams or movie characters can all be affiliated. Whatever you want, we have it. Each affiliate will be verified and officially linked to their parent ID based on a list provided by the parent company. We’ll share any new criteria, awards, or processes as we update them,” Twitter said in a post. announcement message.
Who can try Twitter Blue for Business?
Currently, Twitter Blue for Business is a pilot project open to a “restricted group of businesses”. Twitter said it would bring it to more businesses “next year”.
Written by Maggie Tillman.