For the longest time I have had a background image on my Twitter design:

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However recently I have had just a plain off white background:

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I have tried just resetting the design and changing the background and initially it seems to take, but then reverts to off white.

What's changed and why can't I change the background any more?

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Twitter removed backgrounds, I assume either to emphasise more user focus to ads or something else entirely.

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). You can find help center content about customizing your design and where it’s visible on Twitter

source: http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2015/07/21/twitter-is-removing-backgrounds-from-user-profiles/

  • So a) why do I see the image (albeit temporarily) at all?, and b) why do I see other users images on their profiles but not mine?
    – ChrisF
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 21:27
  • Actually, I might have been mistaken about seeing background images on other's profile pages - hence my confusion.
    – ChrisF
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 21:32

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