I’ve probably asked this before, but what’s the deal with round profile pictures? Why did nearly every service move to round avatars over square?

I don’t mind if you round off the corners, but I want square profile pictures back.


@mike I guess somehow all designers magically agreed on circle means person. 🤪

@libei I feel like it’s a little bit of wasted space, although I can appreciate some white space now and then.

I also feel like it often cuts out useful portions of an image where the corner of someone’s head isn’t visible.

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