A change in the way images are published will soon be available in the Twitter app: the platform will display the photos as they are viewed in the editor, before downloading them. This will prevent vertical images from being cropped so that they are displayed in their original format.
The way content is posted on Twitter can vary depending on the client it is viewed on and also the content itself. This applies in particular to vertical photos because, to maintain uniformity on the cover or “ timeline ” of the social network, Twitter crops images to give them a landscape format
Vertical photos will appear on the cover without cropping
A few months ago on Twitter, there was controversy over how the algorithm worked when cropping photos to match content with the cover format. The algorithm in charge of these cuts appeared to be a certain racial inclination, a fact that Twitter ended up contrasting without finding any evidence of favoritism. From now on, Twitter will not act with vertical photos since these will be displayed without cropping when published in the ‘Timeline’
As confirmed Twitter, the change in the display of vertical photos has entered its trial period on iOS and Android. Once said change reaches all accounts, published content will appear in the ‘Timeline’ the same way it was displayed in the editor
Aside from this change in testing, what now comes mostly from Android is the download and view the highest quality photos. To activate these options, you need to go to Twitter settings on Android and enter “Data usage”. If it is already available, select upload and download images up to 4K in “High quality image downloads” and “High quality images”.
Twitter seeks to become a reference network for multimedia content. For images and also for audio: the social network is preparing to activate the creation of audio rooms for all, Clubhouse Style. It’s a novelty that will also come soon, as well as the elimination of cropping in vertical images.
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Via | Android Police