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Twitter looks uglier now because it just removed your home page wallpaper

You may have noticed recently that your Twitter profile has been looking a little more minimalist than usual. That's because Twitter removed wallpaper images from its web users' timelines and notifications pages on Monday. Twitter removed background images from profile pages during its redesign last year.

In the place of whatever design theme you originally used (I had Prince, crying) there is now a uniform grey color:


Twitter confirmed to Mashable that logged-in users will still see background images on tweet pages, list pages, and collections pages. Wallpaper still appears on individual tweets, like so:


A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge, "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)." Twitter has not given a reason for the change.

Updated, July 21st, 2:06PM ET: Updated to add Twitter's statement.