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Twitter nearly shipped a rounder version of the button."Then we got the research back from Japan," Kim says.

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None of them outshone the quill, and so it remains.Despite the changes, Twitter still feels like Twitter.And more than any one change, the redesign makes a statement about the platform: The look of the tweet button isn't what makes Twitter, well, Twitter.Neither is the shape of the avatars, the shading of the icons, or even the character count. Twitter wants to be place you go to see what's going on.What makes Twitter is @realdonaldtrump, @dog_rates, and each of the other 328 million or so monthly users who log on each day to answer the platform's perennial question: What's Happening? These sorts of brand exercises mean little to regular people, but in talking to Twitter execs, the changes clearly made an impact internally."Nobody knew what Twitter was for," says Keith Coleman, the vp of product.The company explained its newly refreshed product in a shiny new blog post.

In short, Twitter promises going forward things will be .

"We’ve refined our typography to make it more consistent, and added bolder headlines to make it easier to focus on what’s happening," explained the press release.

"Also, rounded profile photos make it clearer to see what’s being said and who’s saying it." Users could not have agreed more. Twenty-seventeen will forever be known as the year that Twitter finally got things right. But hey, that's just a testament to the determination of Twitter's users and a reminder that if you push hard enough for a company to address the crippling harassment on its platform, then it just might make your profile picture round.

at Twitter, you get near-daily updates to the app to test.

These beta versions often provide a glimpse of new features, and most of them are small.

"It's part of what gives us personality, and uniqueness," Kim says.