Twitter Tests Edge-to-Edge Images and Video on iOS

Twitter is testing "edge-to-edge" tweets that span the width of the timeline in its official iOS app, a move that would make viewing photos and videos a more full-screen experience.

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As Twitter's demonstration shows, the change brings an Instagram-style look to tweeted media, making use of the dead space on either side of pictures, videos, and GIFs.

Twitter told The Verge that it's testing the change because it "wants to better support conversations that are both visual and text-based."


The test is being rolled out today with a limited number of users in order to test feedback, and Twitter has given no indication of when it would go live for all users if reaction to it turned out to be sufficiently positive.

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Smici Avatar
12 weeks ago
Twitter can get rid of the notch?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
12 weeks ago
Why is news of A/B tests from Twitter so common here? Companies like Twitter run hundreds of A/B tests simultaneously.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisMoBro Avatar
12 weeks ago
Welcome to the year 2021, Twitter.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T Coma Avatar
12 weeks ago
Twitter told The Verge ('https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/7/22661188/twitter-edge-to-edge-media-tweets-no-cropping') that it's testing the change because it "wants to better support conversations that are both visual and text-based... and fit within our ideologically narrow yet ill-defined guidelines.”
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
12 weeks ago
Would be good if it is rolled out to all users. Will be a good change
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Game 161 Avatar
12 weeks ago
Not to admit not sure I’m a fan of this. Prefer the old system don’t really want to see massive images.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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