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The 11 best tweets from Taylor Swift fans very bad week

2023-03-19 06:16:40

The 11 best tweets from Taylor Swift fans very bad week

It's been a weird week to be on Twitter. The whole thing is kind of falling apart under Elon Musk's management.

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But, for the time being, Twitter remains up and running. And this week, it was a hub for the Swifties who were really going through a rough time. To recap: Ticketmaster made it nearly impossible to get tickets for Taylor Swift's upcoming Eras tour. Digital queues were impossibly long, the Ticketmaster site often crashed, and lots of people were left very disappointed. If you didn't get a pre-sale code or you weren't a Capital One cardholder, you literally didn't even get a chance to buy a ticket. Making matters even worse, the general public sale of the tickets was canceled on Thursday.

SEE ALSO: Ticketmaster cancels Taylor Swift's Eras Tour public ticket sale

The Swifties might've had a bad week, but they were still very good at posting about it. Here are 11 of the best tweets of the week from Taylor Swift fans talking about a very bad time.

1. It could happen. Just saying. If you're motivated enough...

2. It's sad and scary that it might actually be easier to get a weapon than a ticket.

3. You have to earn the right to that luck.

4. Willy Wonka at least admitted most people wouldn't get in.

5. Go play with fire or something, honey.

6. You got everyone on board. Congrats. You will never see her live again.

7. This isn't a funny one, but those prices are COMICAL.

8. Coming to Netflix in 2024.

9. Ticketmaster could be in big trouble.

10. That must sting.

11. And finally, this.

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  • 5 things you cant do on Tinder

    5 things you cant do on Tinder

    There are some things in life that would be really helpful. Bernard's Watch(Opens in a new tab), for instance (who doesn't want a magical stopwatch that can stop time?).


    Matters of the heart are no exception. There are a number of Tinder features that we wish existed and that would, quite frankly, make our love lives a lot easier to navigate. But alas, we can't have everything.

    Before we give you the bad news about what you can't do on Tinder, here's a reminder of what you can do.

    There's a fancy new Explore feature that lets you peruse profiles of people based on specific mutual interests. You can block your ex (or your boss, your family members, or anyone else you'd rather not bump into while swiping). You can video call your dates. You might not be able to get a blue tick on Twitter, but you can verify your Tinder profile.

    Alright, now you've got all that to enjoy, here are five things you can't do on Tinder:

    1. Find someone on Tinder by name

    No, you can't. From a privacy perspective, it certainly makes sense why it's not possible to search for people by name.

    2. Tell if someone deleted their Tinder

    There's nothing definitive that'll tell you whether someone's deleted their profile. But if a person has disappeared from your conversations or matches, then it's safe to assume they've either deleted their Tinder or they've unmatched.

    SEE ALSO: How to block your ex on Tinder

    Either way, your energy is best spent on swiping for someone new.

    3. Create a Tinder account without a phone number

    Alas, this isn't possible. Tinder's policy means it's mandatory for everyone to use their phone number in order to create an account.

    4. See if someone is active on Tinder

    This is a confusing one because Tinder users who don't have Tinder Gold will have likely spotted a teaser feature at the top of their chats which shows recently online swipers alongside the words "likes you". Sadly though, you can't actually see if someone is active on Tinder. But Gold users do get access to the knowledge of who's already swiped right on them.

    5. Know the last time someone was active on Tinder

    Sadly you aren't able to see this information on Tinder. If you've got read receipts turned on, you'll know if a specific match has read your message. But otherwise, you'll be in the dark.

    Happy swiping, folks!

    Related Video: We asked over 1,000 people about their post-COVID dating plans

  • 5 gorgeous YouTube cooking channels that will soothe your soul

    5 gorgeous YouTube cooking channels that will soothe your soul

    YouTube has a reputation for being filled with shouting streamers, terrible takes, and thinly-veiled bigotry, but it can also be a force for good. A less widespread but infinitely more nourishing category of YouTube content are the cooking channels, which feature people preparing gorgeous, presumably delicious meals.


    Yet among these there is an even more calming and aesthetically pleasing subgenre. I am referring, of course, to the tranquil, quiet cooking channels featuring humble meals made from scratch.

    SEE ALSO: In praise of YouTubers who don't say a word

    The closest thing we have to a Ghibli film in real life, these beautifully shot videos capture the rhythmic calm of homestyle cooking accompanied by gentle instrumental music, diegetic sound, and minimal speaking. The serene, comforting clips focus not only on food but its story, using gorgeous cinematography to showcase frequently rural environments alongside simple food preparation.

    Such channels aren't about teaching you how to cook, instead inviting you into the kitchen to simply observe and enjoy the process. It's a warm, heavy blanket and steaming mug of hot chocolate to shield you from the icy tundra of the internet.

    Here are five soothing YouTubers that will calm your anxiety and remind you that there is good in the world.

    Liziqi(Opens in a new tab)

    Liziqi AKA Li Ziqi is the quintessential calming rural Chinese cooking YouTuber, having accumulated over 15 million subscribers in less than four years. Every shot in Liziqi's videos could easily fit into a big budget fantasy film, the captivating cinematography recording her amazing skill in taking meals literally from farm to table.

    Located in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, Liziqi's quietly stunning videos follow her through the process of cooking generous dishes and making beautiful clothes all the way from scratch. She even creates her own raw materials, meticulously planting potatoes and raising silkworms for her projects as well.

    Dianxi Xiaoge(Opens in a new tab)

    From the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, Dianxi Xiaoge's content is similar to Liziqi's but with a slightly less ethereal tone. Instead, her gorgeous videos feel more cosy and rough, like a warm friend inviting you into her home to share a home-cooked meal. Actually named Dong Meihua(Opens in a new tab), her nickname translates to "Dianxi little brother," Dianxi being the name of the region.

    Dianxi Xiaoge is basically a kindhearted Disney heroine made real — you get the impression that she lives in happy harmony with her family, her local community, and nature all at once. She is also frequently assisted by her big fluffy dog Dawang, who is as much a star as she is and a very good boy besides.

    XiaoXi's Culinary Idyll(Opens in a new tab)

    XiaoXi's Culinary Idyll is basically what is says on the label — soothing, idyllic food-focused videos shot in Taiwan. Yet meditative cooking isn't the only calming content this channel has to offer. Like Liziqi and Dianxi Xiaoge, much of XiaoXi's focus is on traditional food preparation. However, he also makes items such as copper teapots, gardening hoes, and fishing nets using low-tech methods.

    Most of XiaoXi's woodworking and handicraft projects still fit the culinary theme, many of them being related to food in some way. In his most popular video, he even makes a set of bamboo steamers before proceeding to cook an entire yum cha meal in them. Get a man who can do both.

    Alvin Zhou(Opens in a new tab)

    While Buzzfeed's Tasty YouTube channel(Opens in a new tab) is full of bright, bold cooking videos, Tasty producer Alvin Zhou's personal channel strikes a markedly different tone. Utilising more modern technology than previous creators in this list, Zhou's slow, calming cooking clips focus on quietly highlighting food and preparation methods.

    Zhao's thoughtfully framed videos are shot in his New York kitchen, so you won't see him plucking tomatoes or catching crabs. Instead, he provides gentle commentary in the form of subtitles, silently musing about the cooking process and speaking to his food. Zhao's catalogue of clips is small, but most of his video descriptions include a list of ingredients to help anyone who might wish to follow along.

    Summer Kitchen(Opens in a new tab)

    Summer Kitchen's Chen Ershi describes herself simply as "a girl who likes cooking," though she also appears to be very good at it. Shot in Taiwan, this soothing YouTube channel invites viewers along with Chen as she goes out, gathers ingredients, then returns to her cozy suburban home to quietly turn them into inviting meals. Each of her videos exude undeniable warmth and charm, and offer a comforting, homey atmosphere.

    While Chen does pluck her own strawberries and harvest her own honey, Summer Kitchen's videos focus more on what she does with ingredients than where they come from. She also doesn't eschew modern conveniences, using tools and appliances many viewers will likely have at home. Of all the peaceful culinary dreams in this list, Summer Kitchen's seems like the most achievable.

    To be fair, these cooking and rural life YouTubers probably don't live objectively better lives than us. Everything looks better through the magic of editing and cinematography — people aren't going to show us the mosquitoes buzzing around, their burnt or undercooked attempts at a dish, or the monotonous hours spent completing just one simple task by hand.

    But we don't watch romance movies for a strictly realistic portrayal of love, and we don't watch cooking YouTube for a strictly realistic portrayal of food. It's just soothing to indulge our fantasies every once in a while.

  • The 15 best tweets of the week, including doodie pants, a lad, and a bird

    The 15 best tweets of the week, including doodie pants, a lad, and a bird

    Another pandemic week down and we've arrived at the unofficial end of summer is here. You know what that means: Time to read some good tweets, baby!


    We've been collecting the best posts of the week for a while now because we can and why not? Sometimes it's nice to look at dumb, funny posts and have a laugh. So, here we are. These are our favorite 16 tweets of the week.

    1. Pajamazon is just good pun fun

    2. Bird.

    3. Honest crab, we love her

    4. "Please Abraham, I'm not that man."

    5. Obligatory dril tweet


    7. I vote good

    8. Just some wholesome stuff right here

    9. Stunning similarities

    10. Look at this lad

    11. I do not care if this is fake. It is probably fake. I love it, regardless.

    12. Pretty sure I saw this fella drunk on a barstool back when I lived in Queens

    13. Doodie pants is A+ comedy from a child...or from anyone of any age

    14. Dark but wow, yes, adds up

    15. And finally, is it?

    Related Video: Here are all the weird hobbies we've picked up to not lose our minds

  • 8 TikTok accounts to follow if you dream about renovating your house all day

    8 TikTok accounts to follow if you dream about renovating your house all day

    There's something deeply pleasing about watching someone take something old, or broken, or just generally not great, and turning it into something beautiful or useful. Giving something new life! It's a joy to watch, and so satisfying.


    Just because there's a national shortage of lumber(Opens in a new tab) doesn't mean you can't spend all of your time dreaming about woodworking and restoration while you wait for your order to arrive.

    And, thanks to these eight TikTok accounts focused on restoration, you can feel confident going into your next project, whether that's restoring an old dollhouse or renovating and entire century-old Victorian home. Or maybe you're just fixing up a teeny house for your rabbit.

    1. @bensondwelling(Opens in a new tab)

    Kristy and Paul renovated a whole room in this TikTok posted to their account @bensondwelling. Credit: Screenshot from @bensondwelling tiktok

    Kristy and Paul Benson are an interior design, DIY and lifestyle blog duo out of Philly who post everything from creating an arched cane cabinet(Opens in a new tab) to making over a small bedroom (Opens in a new tab)for their Airbnb.

    2. @renovationhusbands(Opens in a new tab)

    David and Stephen renovated their cowboy room in this video posted to their TikTok account @renovationhsubands. Credit: screenshot from @renovationhsubands tiktok

    David and Stephen are our DIY dads, taking us through the renovation process of their old abandoned Victorian home.

    3. @manualshow(Opens in a new tab)

    An antique coin shining like new from @manualshow's TikTok account. Credit: screenshot from @manualshow's tiktok

    If you're more into restorations of all things vintage, try out manual show, which restores everything from antique coins(Opens in a new tab) to old wheels(Opens in a new tab).

    4. @guesthouserenovation(Opens in a new tab)

    @guesthouserenovation showing off one of their renovated rooms Credit: screenshot from @guesthouserenovation's tiktok

    This TikTok account is taking viewers through the restoration process of turning their old guest house into a whole family home.

    5. @westonroadrenovation(Opens in a new tab)

    That's a normal sized bunny, and a small man, in Scarlett and Ben from @westonroadrenovation's dollhouse. Credit: screenshot from @westonroadrenovation's tiktok

    Alright, this might not be your typical restoration account. Scarlett and Ben from @westonroadrenovation are renovating their tiny, little, itty bitty dollhouse.

    6. @thesorrygirls(Opens in a new tab)

    Kelsey MacDermaid from The Sorry Girls asking the important questions. Credit: screenshot from @thesorrygirls's tiktok

    You may know The Sorry Girls from their successful DIY YouTube channel(Opens in a new tab), in which some of their work is mirrored. But come to their TikTok for quick DIY tips for your next restoration project.

    7. @HGTV(Opens in a new tab)

    A hidden cabinet from @HGTV's TikTok account Credit: screenshot from @HGTV's Tiktok

    No restoration list would be complete without HGTV's restoration TikTok, complete with everything from a hidden spice cabinet(Opens in a new tab) to hacks for your hardwood floors.

    8. @alittlevictorianreno(Opens in a new tab)

    @alittlevictorianreno taking viewers through the renovation of their century-old home. Credit: screenshot from @alittlevictorianreno's tiktok

    Becky and Ro renovated their old Victorian home with TikTok videos for everyone to follow along on their difficult task of redoing every room, from the lounge to the bedroom(Opens in a new tab).

  • Get ready for tailgating season with these must-haves

    Get ready for tailgating season with these must-haves

    You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission.


    With college football starting on Saturday, August 28, and the pros kicking off on Thursday, September 9, tailgating season has officially arrived.

    For jersey-wearing fans making an entire day — or weekend — of watching football, tailgating is the ultimate pre-game event. The grills are going, the footballs are getting tossed, and the tunes are playing.

    However, there’s more to tailgating than just finding a primo parking space. You need the right gear to cover a few basics — food, shelter, and beverages. Here are the do’s and don’ts to nailing your tailgating game, thanks to these essentials from Walmart.

    Set up shelter

    You want shade, but you don’t want a difficult-to-assemble gazebo turning your good time into a team-building exercise. Simple Push technology makes pitching this heavy-duty canopy a one-person job you can do in a few minutes.

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    Ozark Trail 10' x 10' Straight Leg Instant Canopy ($79.00) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Unpack your trunk

    Haul up to 225 pounds — and a lion’s share of family-sized bags of chips — in a sturdy wagon that rolls across grass or a pothole-filled parking lot without capsizing thanks to rugged, seven-inch wheels.

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    Ozark Trail Quad Folding Camp Wagon with Tailgate ($65.00) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Get warmed up

    Keep the energy going for a long day out by wrapping your hands around a hot cup of coffee on a brisk fall day. This grill-friendly coffee pot is a good way to save money and disposable paper cups.

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    Ozark Trail 12-Cup Stainless Steel Percolator Coffee Pot ($17.86) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Have food and beverages ready to go

    Avoid a warm beer party foul: store goods for the grill in a wheeled cooler that can keep up to 84 cans icy-cold. For an extra touch of class, the lid has molded cup holders and can be flipped over for a spare seat.

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    Coleman 316 Series 50 Qt Wheeled Cooler, 16.6" ($29.82) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Create a hydration station

    BYOW (bring your own water) in heavy-duty, BPA-free, durable containers with a small spout for filling up water bottles and glasses. Pacing yourself for a marathon day of football is a winning strategy.

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    Scepter BPA-free Durable 5 Gallon Portable Water Storage Container, Green (2 Pack) ($78.99) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Upgrade to more comfortable seating

    A camping chair may not ever be your living room couch, but this one comes close with a built-in, self-inflating cushion for some extra support. When it’s game time, it neatly folds up into a carry bag with a shoulder strap.

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    Ozark Trail Air Comfort Camping Chair ($30.00) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Fire up the grill

    Flip vegan burgers or beefy patties on a sporty BBQ with an insta-start ignition, delivering fast and consistent heat. The highly-portable design features collapsible legs and wheels, making it easy to position and lock into place.

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    Coleman Sportster Propane Grill ($149.99) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    Get a game going

    Whether you’re ready to flex your college cornhole skills holding a plastic tumbler in one hand, or if you need a quick refresher, this set comes with instructions, two boards, and eight bean bags.

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    EastPoint Sports Americana Cornhole Boards ($49.96) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

  • Mexican-style street corn recipe is easy to make in the air fryer. And tasty, too.

    Mexican-style street corn recipe is easy to make in the air fryer. And tasty, too.

    The best Mexican-style street corn you'll ever have will not be cooked in an air fryer. In all likelihood, it'll be corn cooked over charcoal, or fire, or some other heat source that imparts that delicious grilled flavor. But I'm here to tell you that this summer you can use your air fryer to make perfectly tasty elote without much work.


    I cooked up this recipe for folks who might not have a grill and have been charged with cooking a side for a cookout. Or maybe your grill is all filled up with burgers and you need to cook indoors. Or maybe all you have is an air fryer. Whatever your situation, this street corn recipe involves just a few minutes of cook time and very little prep, which should have a delicious result. Here's what you need to know.


    • 4 ears of corn, left on the cob

    • Canola oil

    • Salt and pepper

    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

    • 1/2 cup sour cream

    • 1 tsp smoked paprika

    • 1 tsp cayenne

    • 1/2 cup finely grated cotija cheese

    • Juice of one lime


    1. Brush the corn with oil then season generously with salt and pepper.

    2. Set your air fryer to 400 degrees and 10 minutes. Toss the seasoned corn in the air fryer and let it cook during both the preheating process and the entire ten minutes. Shake the basket every once in a while.

    3. While the corn cooks, make the elote sauce. In a long, shallow bowl or rimmed plate, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, cheese, paprika, cayenne, and lime juice. If you like it spicy, like I do, add extra cayenne and smoked paprika.

    4. After 10 minutes the corn should be ready. Some of the kernels should be blackened. If not, cook for a bit longer.

    5. Using tongs, dip and roll the cooked corn in the cheese mixture. Make sure all sides are coated. At this point you can enjoy it as is — that's what I did for simplicity's sake. But if you want more cheese and spices on top of the mixture, feel free.

    SEE ALSO: The best air fryers for making crispy food faster than the oven

    The Details

    There's really nothing too complicated about this dish. It's designed to be simple, quick, and easily customizable for your preferences. Cooking the corn is straightforward. Ten minutes worked for me when I tested the recipe a few times, but basically, just let it go until some kernels blacken. Shake the basket around and you'll be good.

    The only complication you may run into is finding cotija cheese. If you can find queso fresco, that would work as well, though it is milder than cotija. When you roll the corn in the mixture, just do you best to get things totally covered.

    The mixture being made. Credit: Mashable
    Make sure you coat your corn well. Credit: Mashable

    A note: This isn't the most authentic recipe in the world. The goal is to make an easy version of elote in the air fryer and that's what you'll get. In fact, if you wanted to go even a bit more inauthentic, you could cut the corn off the cob once it's air fried. Then you could stir together the corn and the cheese mixture and create a spoonable side dish, instead of the messier cobs. It'll taste good, however you decide to serve it.

    Here's how my final product looked.

    Corn! Messy delicious corn. Credit: Mashable

    The final verdict for air fryer elote? It's tasty. And messy. Very messy. But summertime corn is amazing and sweet. Pairing that with the creamy, salty cheese mixture really works. This will be a hit at any cookout and will take you no more than 15 minutes of total work. You can't beat that.

  • Will 2022 be the year you finally put a (smart) ring on it?

    Will 2022 be the year you finally put a (smart) ring on it?

    Finger-worn wearables are so hot right now(Opens in a new tab). Smart rings, the lovechild of jewelry and fitness trackers, are designed for anyone who longs to log health metrics without the bulk and annoyance of a notification-happy computer on their wrist.


    But in contrast to the many screen-based options in the fitness tracker space, smart rings have been thin on the ground so far. Your main choice as of December 2021 was the pricey Oura(Opens in a new tab) ($300 for the second generation model, plus a $6 monthly subscription for ongoing health insights). Celebrities such as Jack Dorsey(Opens in a new tab) and Gwyneth Paltrow(Opens in a new tab) are among Oura's devotees. 

    But as of January 2022, the smart ring universe is expanding. Health wearables company Movano(Opens in a new tab) just announced its first product, the Movano Ring, which will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Yes, Omicron notwithstanding, CES is still going ahead.)

    The Movano tracks sleep and activity metrics, and is working to gain FDA clearance to monitor vital signs such as body temperature — something even the latest Oura can't provide yet. Movano's companion app is focused on combining these metrics to predict how you'll be feeling on any given day. Tracking body temperature isn't just good for figuring out when you have a fever. It could also be useful for anyone who is trying — or not trying — to get pregnant.

    Credit: Movano
    Credit: Movano

    With the combination of a robust app and metrics with a ring that looks pretty cool (check out the bold arrow design and matte/metallic colors above), Movano looks like it could be real competition for Oura. When it actually comes to market, that is. Movano says the ring will launch in beta the second half of 2022, and hasn't released the price yet. All the company says is that it will be "priced competitively, aiming to be widely accessible and affordable" — presumably meaning it'll be less than $300.

    Meanwhile, Oura went in the other direction with the launch of the $399 Oura 3 in December. (The company asked all reviewers to spend several weeks with the device before writing about it; Mashable's review will drop in January.) The main advantage of the new version is that it introduces heart rate tracking during the daytime, so you can finally see how your heart is doing during exercise. Oura previously avoided that metric, in part because it billed its device as more of a sleep aid than a fitness tracker. 

    Oura and Movano aren't the only smart ring options. Walmart recently began selling a $299 "heart and blood oxygen wellness monitor" made by Prevention (a magazine and healthcare company) called the circul+ Smart Ring(Opens in a new tab). It's substantially more bulky, and one reviewer described it(Opens in a new tab) as "less smart than its rivals" thanks to a limited feature set. But if Walmart is getting into the game, you know something's up.

    A number of other smart rings(Opens in a new tab), the crowdfunded kind, claim to be coming to market in 2022. There's the ArcX (designed for exercise, including a stopwatch), the Circular (more for sleepers, including circadian rhythm tracking), and the Go2Sleep (an odd design which will track the strength of your pulse). We'll believe them when we see them in production. There are also smart rings that aren't focused on fitness or sleep. Instead, they serve as fobs that you can use to lock or unlock(Opens in a new tab), or to pay for your sandwich(Opens in a new tab) at the store (like Apple Pay, but on a ring). 

    Don't bet on smart rings replacing smartwatches any time soon. But they are increasingly looking like a complimentary gadget for tech lovers and tastemakers with extra money on their hands. With 2022 shaping up to be a battle between Oura, Movano and a host of Hobbit-like underdogs, we could easily end the year with one smart ring to rule them all.

  • How to change the watch face on your Apple Watch

    How to change the watch face on your Apple Watch

    One of the best things about an Apple Watch is how customizable it is. Any old watch lets you switch the band, but with an Apple Watch, even your watch face can match your mood, your outfit, or both.


    While changing your watch band is a straightforward process, switching up your watch face might not seem so simple (at first). Don't worry though — it's child's play once you get the hang of it.

    Here's how to change the watch face(Opens in a new tab) on your Apple Watch in a few easy steps.

    How to change it directly on your Apple Watch

    All it takes is a long press on the display. Credit: screenshot / apple
    You can scroll to the left or right to see some of your options. Credit: screenshot / apple

    Press your Apple Watch's Digital Crown so that the current watch face appears. Then, long press on the display until the watch face is minimized. From there, you can swipe to the right or left and choose from your already saved watch faces.

    If you don't like any of the already saved options, you can also swipe all the way to the left until you reach the 'New' option. You can then scroll up and down through the additional watch faces and tap 'Add' when you find one you like.

    If you don't like any of your saved options, you can add new ones to your watch face library. Credit: screenshot / apple
    When you find one you like, you can tap 'Add.' Credit: SCREENSHOT / APPLE

    Depending on the watch face, you can also edit the style, color, and complications. Once you're done, press the Digital Crown to save and set the watch face.

    You can change the color by turning your Digital Crown. Credit: Apple / screenshot
    Tap on the display to change a specific complication. Credit: screenshot / apple

    To edit any of the existing watch faces in your library, long press on the display and tap 'Edit' underneath each one. Then, swipe to the left to cycle through your editing options.

    How to change it using your iPhone

    You can also control the face options on your watch using the Watch app on your iPhone.

    Under the 'My Watch' tab, you'll find all your saved watch faces. When you tap on 'Edit' in the right-hand corner, you get a screen where you can rearrange the sequence of the watch faces that appear on your Apple Watch. Simply long press on the hamburger button on the right, and move it wherever you'd like.

    You can change the colors of the watch face. Credit: screenshot / apple
    You can also change the complications. Credit: screenshot / apple

    You can also tap a specific watch face to edit its color, complications, and more. Once you're done, tap 'Set as current Watch Face.' This is also where you can remove a watch face from your library.

    Lastly, there's the 'Face Gallery' tab. Here, you'll find a ton of different watch face options separated by categories such as "Activity," "Gradient," "Infograph Modular," "Motion," and more. As with the other watch faces, you can also edit each one to your liking by tapping on each option.

    The 'Face Gallery' tab has tons of watch faces to choose from. Credit: screenshot / apple
    When you pick one you like, tap 'Add.' Credit: screenshot / apple

    Once you're done tweaking the design, tap 'Add' on the top right and it'll automatically save to both your Watch app and your Apple Watch.