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Twitter is giving you broader picture and video experience

September 08, 2021 | 2 minutes read

Twitter is planning to give its users a visually immersive experience with its latest feature, which brings edge-to-edge tweets to the application.

Twitter has started testing an edge-to-edge timeline on iOS that will give its users a much larger and borderless view of photos and videos. Now you won’t have to tap on a picture just to make full use of your big smartphone screen.

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Image: Twitter

If this change rolls out successfully then it will also help Twitter deal effectively with the concerns related to image cropping. The algorithms concerned with image cropping present in Twitter have been informally shown to have a bias towards younger and white faces. Twitter previously has attempted to address this problem by removing photo cropping. 

 Twitter Timeline  with a new feature:

In the recent test, the tweets will fill the whole frame from left to right instead of being offset by a large margin on the left. This change will result in much larger images and videos that look more clear in the feed. 

Whilst testing this new feature, Twitter says that it wants to facilitate its users to have conversations across photos and videos instead of focusing totally on text.

This move of Twitter might actually be to bring more content to Twitter and this might also help Twitter to encounter, TikTok and Instagram, and other imagery-driven social networks.

Earlier this year Twitter tested the improved image previews and bigger photos in March before rolling them out broadly two months later.