Twitter tests new mobile image viewing modes



Looking back, Twitter's start was marked by the lack of media support (images, videos, etc.), although user demand has caused native media to support to arrive over time, even avoiding reliance on third-party tools, among other additions.

As we know, Twitter is in a transformation process, but there is still room for improvements to some of its current features. In this sense, the platform has just announced that it has started testing a new way of viewing images in the timeline, taking place in its android and iOS app.

Clippings would apply only to super-wide or super-high images

After past problems with image clippings, including accusations of bias from its algorithms, the company is experimenting by offering a full preview of the images, avoiding making clippings.

As indicated in the support profile tweet:

Now testing on Android and iOS: When you tweet a single image, how the image appears in the Tweet editor is what it will look like in the timeline: bigger and better.

Twitter Support on Twitter: "Now testing on Android and iOS: when you Tweet a single image, how the image appears in the Tweet composer is how it will look on the timeline –– bigger and better. https://t.co/izI5S9VRdX" / Twitter 

However, it will apply to all images that offer a normal aspect ratio, although as Dantley Davis, Twitter'sdesign director points out, those images that are super wide or super tall if they will have a clipping, that said, this clipping will be weighted around the center.

Additionally, you are also testing the upload of images at higher resolution, also on Android and iOS, for which they indicate that:

Do you have a collection of higher resolution photos waiting to be shared? We're testing ways for you to upload and view 4K images on Android and iOS. If you're on the test, update your high-quality image preferences in the "Data Usage" settings to get started.

Twitter Support on Twitter: "Have a collection of higher res photos waiting to be shared? We’re testing ways for you to upload and view 4K images on Android and iOS. If you're in the test, update your high-quality image preferences in “Data usage” settings to get started. https://t.co/EgW5fsb8Z8" / Twitter 



These two tests seek to improve the capabilities to share and view the media on Twitter, although at the moment there are no visions that they will also reach the web, focusing for the moment on mobiles.

In any case, it is excellent news for all those creative graphics that want to share their own works with the world, although in general, they will also eliminate suspicions about algorithms and their way of working.

It is already a matter of these tests going on to graduate to be available to all users, as would be clearly desirable.

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