Twitter reveals its team of developers is currently testing its media tweets to display an edge-to-edge image experience on the bird app timeline. This tweak is closely related to the current media files shared as tweets to display as a full-screen experience which is applicable for both images, GIFs, and videos — especially when content is opened.
Nonetheless, other cross social media platforms have purportedly displayed media experience stretched to the edges of the screen to reveal the full content of the media on the timeline without opening the content or zooming in.
Per Twitter’s announcement, this full-screen media experience on the bird app timeline is being tested exclusively for the iOS platform that is also expected to rival the likes of Instagram — the square photo-sharing app tends to be the pioneer of displaying edge-to-edge media on the timeline.
Twitter shared this announcement via the official page that supports the bird app’s development. Twitter Support noted that its upcoming edge-to-edge media display on the Twitter timeline will bolster communication accessed by either texting or sharing media.
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
Twitter Support page already shared a glimpse of how its edge-to-edge media will display via the announcement they tweeted. The edge-to-edge media display is currently being tested for ios users which depict Twitter Support broadcast the announcement via an iPhone.
For contrast, Twitter’s adoption of the edge-to-edge media display on its timeline does not serve as a solution for the “cropping media deficiency. Remember Twitter’s media cropping algorithm has reportedly been tagged as a racist tool that works formally with white faces and otherwise with other kinds of users that belong to a different race.
Still, Twitter intends to test the responsiveness of its edge-to-edge media display on its timeline for selected iOS users which gives critics the upper hand to judge Twitter as a biased social media. Although Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey revealed his intentions to tweak his bird app to be generally accepted without flaws.
The edge-to-edge media display on Twitter’s timeline is a direct imitation of Instagram’s visual experience. Unlike the current media format that displays at the middle of Twitter’s timeline. Once the tweak is completed, media on Twitter will appear as full-screen tweets without opening the tweet.
While Twitter is testing the edge-to-edge media display, the bird app has reportedly developed other features that have consented its users to find its layout more complex than it was. The full-screen edge-to-edge media display seems interesting and more of a media-sharing experience.