Twitter Adds New Update on How Photos Appear on User Timelines and Consults Community on Other Changes / Digital Information World
Twitter is working hard to develop an edge-to-edge layout for the photos on the timeline interface. In other news, the platform has also assured its users that there are improvements to the Topics feature.
Twitter and its developers are often hard at work, developing one new feature or the other for the short message sharing platform. Twitter’s sensibilities to microblogging, as well as the massive community it has amassed, leave it open to many potential changes. The developers added threaded replies, private DMs, groups, bookmarks, a full premium service called Twitter Blue, and much more. It’s been long enough to get here, but currently Twitter is a full-fledged form of social media, as opposed to the simple tweeting forum it was in its infancy.
An important part of Twitter’s development process is the number of comments they receive from the community. An example of this can be found in the platform’s defunct threaded replies functionality. The developers spent almost a year testing the beta with the community. The new replies interface has undergone months of tweaking, only for Twitter to finally get rid of the entire system in its entirety, as the community said it made it difficult to read. As a result, when Twitter decided to announce its latest features for the home timeline, the community was asked to have their say.
First of all, Twitter adds edge-to-edge photos. This small update was leaked to the public by a social media researcher and a serial leaker Jane manchun wong, and that basically means that the images also occupy the horizontal space on your screen. No more rounded corners, an image can be seen in its entirety. Interestingly enough, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey even responded to Wong’s leaks, cheekily calling the new update the best.
In other news, Twitter’s product manager Kavyon Beykpour asked the community what they think of the possibility of editing the tweets. While the response has been overwhelmingly positive, this is a feature that has been claimed for years, and could end up being blocked by the Twitter Blue subscription feature.
Finally, Twitter support recently tweeted to the community, asking their opinion on the number of topics that appear on their diary. In the tweet, while asking for comments, Twitter also pledged to reduce the number of topic suggestions that appear, while changing the timeline to more feature what users like. The answer to this question was also overwhelmingly positive, with some people trolling whether or not this new update would be “paid for”.
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