If you use Twitter On an iPhone, you are likely to encounter a major cosmetic change soon. As confirmed by the social network, it has begun testing a new display option in its iOS application. Specifically, users can see that tweets occupy the entire width of your phone screen.
The information available regarding this change is very brief. However, Twitter has mentioned that it has a specific purpose: optimize the way photos and videos posted on the timeline are viewed. The news was made official through the Twitter Support account, along with a short promotional clip.
As can be seen in this publication, Twitter users on the iPhone will see the tweets occupying “edge to edge” of the screen. To achieve this, the thumbnails of the profile photos are placed above the content of each post, instead of being in the upper left corner. Additionally, handles (usernames with @) appear below the account name along with the posting time. At first sight, the design is quite similar to that of the mobile version of Instagram or Facebook.
Now testing on iOS:
Edge to edge Tweets that span the width of the timeline so your photos, GIFs, and videos can have more room to shine. pic.twitter.com/luAHoPjjlY
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 7, 2021
It is not yet known how long this new design will be in an experimental phase, nor how many Twitter users for iOS it reaches. In fact, the social network has also not commented on whether it plans to introduce a similar test in the web and Android versions; although it would not be unusual for that to happen soon.
New changes in the display of content on Twitter
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As we mentioned earlier, the changes that Twitter is testing in the iPhone version seek to optimize the display of photos and videos. The social network is going through a stage in which you intend to give a greater focus to the content multimedia, And that shows.
Recall that, since last May, Twitter has shown full-size photos on the timeline. This feature was introduced for two reasons: so that users do not have to touch an image to see it in its entirety, and to silence criticism about its poor algorithm for cropping photos.