? BREAKING NEWS ? The Verge confirms that "Twitter redesigns iOS app to de-emphasize follower counts". Posted with the subheading "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been touting a redesign like this for months", the 400 word-long, anonymously sourced scoop confirms that the font on the following/followers line is now a bit smaller.
Twitter has made follower counts appear less prominent on its iOS app by making the font size smaller in a new redesign effort, according to a Twitter spokesperson. The change comes after CEO Jack Dorsey repeatedly said that he wants to rethink how the company could prioritize "meaningful" conversations over numbers like retweets, likes, and follows.
"By decreasing the font sizes," adds reporter Makena Kelly, "users' eyes aren't drawn to the number nearly as much as when it's larger."
The meaningfulness UX revolution is screenshotted above.
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