STATES CHRONICLE – We’re living in the age of constant development. Sure, some of us may still be wary of change, but we’ll eventually embrace it. And change for convenience’s sake? I’m all in. This was also probably the mindset of the people over at the social media company, as Twitter tweaks design, displays full Timeline photos.
Last month, Twitter had quite a public backlash after they changed their ‘favorites’ feature into ‘likes’. Many of the users didn’t like the change, criticizing the company for adopting the Facebook term.
Today, in an attempt to give their users a more pleasant picture-viewing experience, the people over at Twitter changed the way pictures are displayed in their social media channel.
The main change is that most pictures will now be displayed in full on the poster’s timeline, as long as they are not excessively long portrait pictures.
Gone are the days when you had to click on a person’s picture in order to see it fully. Now, smaller pictures and landscapes will be fully displayed by default, instead of you losing part of the picture because of that annoying extra click.
But this is even better news for uploaders, as they will be able to showcase their pictures directly after taking, without having to consider which part of the picture they want to crop out.
Besides that, a new display system for multiple uploaded photos was put in place. Twitter went for Facebook’s system of displaying albums, or multiple photos uploaded at the same time. Instead of seeing all images as equal in size, now you will be able to see your contacts’ photos as one larger one displayed next to three other smaller ones.
This came as a movement from Twitter to acknowledge the rapid development of large-screen devices. Even if the social media platform was initially text-based, they consider that you shouldn’t be losing digital content in favor of keeping everything the same.
If this will blow back in their faces, like the changing of ‘favorites’ to ‘likes’ did, or if people will get used to it, just like they did with the introduction of the ‘Moments’ feature, will remain to be seen. In landscape, not in a cropped square.
How do you feel about Twitter’s recent changes? Do you have any preferences regarding the matter, or do you think it’s just a different way of providing the same content? Please share your thoughts with us below.
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