Twitter Gets New Photo Experience

Twitter announced a new photo experience for Twitter.com, making users’ timelines “more immersive” by uncropping photos, enabling people to see them as they were meant to be seen.

Historically, Twitter has cropped images to fit a certain size, but now users will be able to see the whole thing automatically, without having to click. Here’s the before and after:

 

 

There are also new multi-photo displays:

 

 

“While Twitter began as an all-text platform, rich media has become essential to the experience,” says Twitter product manager Akarshan Kumar. “Some of the best moments on Twitter are when you see the world through someone else’s eyes. Astronaut Scott Kelly’s awe-inspiring #YearInSpace, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus onstage at the Emmys, Brian Dickinson’s solo summit of Mt. Everest — these photos bring us right into the moment.”

“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,” Kumar added, going on to point to the new photo features as the latest example.

Twitter continues to survey users about its user experience as it struggles to grow its membership.

Images via Twitter

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