The introduction of Monday’s feature only puts more focus on the rich media experience that Twitter aims to keep delivering to its millions of users.
In a similar vein, the company is redesigning how it displays multiple photos in a single post.
In the new layout, individual images and photographs appear uncropped, saving Twitter users from having to click and view the images in an external pop-up window. Smaller photos and landscape images will now be automatically shown in their entirety, though longer portrait shots are still slightly cropped.
Of course, Twitter users are already using the feature less for “awe-inspiring” moments and more for humor. The changes, announced today, also include a new design for multiple photos uploaded at once.
“While Twitter began as an all-text platform, rich media has become essential to the experience”.
As the aforementioned picture comparison shows, the featured uncropping sort of unravels the rest of the photo, presenting it to your followers the way each image meant to be seen within a multi-photo display. “This is why we’re constantly refining Twitter’s media experience – for example, we launched autoplaying video earlier this year, and designed Moments around visual media”, says Akarshan Kumar, Product Manager, Twitter. Users can post up to four images in one media tweet – which Twitter used to trim and divide equally on screen.
Images shared on Twitter will now be displayed in full on Twitter.com, rather than the auto-cropped versions that have been the default view until now.
The change to how Twitter displays images is a little more straightforward.