Twitter replaced the customized designs on timelines and profiles pages with all-white backgrounds.
According to Mashable, the social network confirmed on Monday every single Twitter user will now only see white when he or she accesses his or her homepage, notifications and timeline, although it's not clear why.
A Twitter spokesperson reportedly said,
"Tweet pages" refer to individual tweets, and "list pages" refer to when a single user creates a list of tweets posted by a series of users.
The newly-available "collection pages" advertise new products from certain companies.
But aside from those pages, it doesn't seem like there's any way to change the background of the main notification timeline or profile.
The Twitterverse is upset for several reasons, mostly because of the effect the background is having on its already-fragile eyesight.
Others quickly got the impression the new backgrounds were put in place solely because it would make ads stand out better.
It appears that much like their profiles, users now feel gravely incomplete.