TikTok’s “ugly” font change is driving users crazy as everyone hates the new look

TikTok has changed the default font used throughout the app and users are not happy about it.

The Chinese social media platform keeps changing things to keep the app modern, innovative and exciting for users worldwide.

TikTok frequently makes changes to the feed, inbox, comments, layout and other areas, some praised and others hated.

In February, TikTok introduced an auto-scroll that users have been asking for for years — but the latest change hasn’t been well received.

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TikTok changed the font

Many TikTok users noticed a subtle change to the app this week that made a huge difference to its appearance – the font is different!

The font that TikTok uses throughout the app, including in bios, comments, and direct messages, is a little different for some people.

Each letter is a bit closer together and the font is also a bit thinner, which some users probably didn’t notice.

However, others have spotted the difference, saying the new font looks “ugly” and makes them want to “puke.”

Users are not happy about this

One person wrote on Twitter: “Why did the TikTok font change…it’s so ugly.”



“Wtf is done with the new TikTok font. It makes me so stupid I need it gone,” wrote another.

Someone else tweeted, “What the heck is this new TikTok font.”

How to change your TikTok font

If you’re one of the few people who really like TikTok’s new font, you’ll need to update the app on your device to get it.

When they roll out a new feature, TikTok usually rolls out the change gradually around the world, so you might not have it yet.

Make sure your app is always updated to the latest version and as soon as the new font arrives in your region it will be applied.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to customize your account’s font, but the app could certainly introduce that in the future.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing EmmaBowman@ustimetoday.com.

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