A number of Twitter users apparently noticed Tuesday evening that their personal photo avatars had been abruptly replaced by the default “egg” image that accompanies profiles from users who haven’t added a custom photo of themselves.
We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment on the issue, what’s behind it, and when and how it will be resolved. We will update this post with information as soon as we hear back.
But for now, there are so many questions. What’s happened to all those artfully posed selfies? Was all that time constructing a flattering yet also somehow self-deprecating and goofy profile image in vain? What if Justin Bieber turns into an egg? Let’s all knock on wood and hope that we never find out — and that the images are restored soon.
Meanwhile, here are a few Tweets from users noticing the change:
Whoa. Turned into an egg. That’s weird.—
Andrew Hunt (@ahuntre) September 04, 2013
Look!! Look friends ! I’ve been turned into an egg! Twitter, why?? Why?—
Gayle Frank (@dogmagayle) September 04, 2013
Not sure I am an egg. Just tried to change my profile pic and I am still an egg. I was just looking up how to make hard boiled eggs too!—
Michael Buckley (@buckhollywood) September 04, 2013
So who else has their Twitter avatar turned into an egg all of a sudden?—
Jeremy Goldman (@jeremarketer) September 04, 2013
Original news: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/03/twitter-photos-avatar-turned-into-egg-bug/