Twitter just announced that it is working on edge-to-edge
media in tweets for its iOS version. This layout will provide users with a full
screen experience of videos and photos in their Twitter timeline, which closely
resembles the layout of Instagram.
Twitter also explained the purpose behind the design of the new
look, which is to enhance both visual and text-based conversations on the
platform. The feature also fixes the issue of cropped images in conversations; something
that Twitter users have always complained of.
On the other hand, some users don’t seem to be quite content with the social company’s new design layout. Some concerns suggest that the edge-to-edge screenshots of tweets can cause confusion, as people may take them for actual tweets.
Considering users’ feedback, Twitter may further improve the feature while working on it, before it rolls it out to a larger audience.
Now testing on iOS:— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 7, 2021
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