Twitter has just changed the way it displays the images visual artists on the social network celebrate.
In March, Twitter rolled out a limited test of larger, uncropped images in user feeds. Now he has declared that these tests are a success and has improved the experience of sharing pictures for everyone.
On Twitter for Android or iOS, images in standard format (16: 9 and 4: 3) will now be displayed in their entirety without any cropping. Instead of playing around with how an image will appear in the timeline – and potentially ruining an otherwise great joke – the images will look like they were when you took them.
Twitter’s new system will show anyone sharing an image a preview of what it will look like before it’s uploaded in the timeline, addressing past concerns that Twitter’s algorithmic cropping was biased to highlight white faces.
“Today’s launch is a direct result of comments people shared with us last year that the way our algorithm was cropping images was not fair,” the Twitter spokesperson said. , Lauren Alexander. The new way of presenting images reduces the platform’s reliance on automatic image cropping based on machine learning.
Super large or wide images will always have a centered crop, but Twitter says it’s also working to improve this, as well as other aspects of how visual media is displayed in the timeline.
For visual artists like photographers and cartoonists who promote their work on Twitter, this is actually a big deal. Not only will photos and other types of art mark more real estate on the timeline, artists can be sure to post their best tweet without annoying cultures messing things up.
Twitter Design Director Dantley Davis celebrated by tweeting a required dramatic image of the Utah Desert (Dead Horse Point – great place!)
We regret to inform you that brands are also aware of the changes.
The days of ‘surprise’ tweets may be numbered, but the long duck can finally have his day.