Twitter's custom backgrounds are gone. Are ads coming to replace them?

Anyone who has logged onto Twitter in the past few hours has likely encountered the "blindingly white wallpaper" that the site has used to replace its formerly-customizable backgrounds.

That new Twitter background on web be all pic.twitter.com/q8T8MeqFt4

Sean Percival (@Percival) July 21, 2015

It's too bad, Harper Lee was going to publish her 3rd novel exclusively as a Twitter background. Oh well.

Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 21, 2015

While many users are baffled — it appears...

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