Twitter has made improvements to the way images are posted and viewed on tits timeline. As a result, ever since the change made on Wednesday, users quickly started to enjoy the new feature and flooded the platform with vertical images.
As per the new changes, the users can now tweet a photo via their Android and iOS devices, and it will appear on the timeline in its entirety. In other words, the users will no longer see the cropped images posted on Twitter as it now supports full-sized images.
Twitter announced the update via tweet saying, “no bird too tall, no crop too short… introducing bigger and better images on iOS and Android, now available to everyone.”
no bird too tall, no crop too short
introducing bigger and better images on iOS and Android, now available to everyone pic.twitter.com/2buHfhfRAx
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 5, 2021
In addition, now the users can preview what the image will look like in the timeline before posting it.
Certainly, the Twitter users are extremely satisfied with this change as this feature is what they have been asking for a long time. Earlier, people had to crop the images to a 16:9 format before posting, and if not, the site would do it itself to maintain the timeline uniformity.
This update is initiated a month after Twitter announced testing a new feature that would no longer require users to crop their images before tweeting them. The Twitter spokesperson said on Wednesday, “Today’s launch is a direct result of the feedback people shared with us last year that the way our algorithm cropped images wasn’t equitable.” However, he also added that very wide or tall images will still be cropped by default and they are working to improve it.
To enjoy this feature, the users are reposting their arts and other images, which were earlier cropped by the site at the time of upload by default. Check some of them below:
Twitter crop is gone 👋 pic.twitter.com/jiOBoLX2wo
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) May 5, 2021
The 'Twitter crop' has gone!!!! 😀
Fabulous news for photographers and artists! 🙏👌
Here's a Great Tit pic to celebrate! 🎉🐦😊 pic.twitter.com/yzIeY1dS0f
— Carl Bovis (@CarlBovisNature) May 5, 2021
Twitter crop is gone! Artists we will be held back no longer !! pic.twitter.com/J6SfXmTFzC
— Xiao Tong 🦋CTC (@Velinxi) May 5, 2021
Most users are happy and satisfied with the update and are already enjoying it with numerous uploads. However, as per The Verge, this update is “ruining the ‘open for a surprise’ meme”, and will make the concept “not so surprising”.