Twitter tests Full-width Images and Videos for iOS
Twitter has launched a live test of its new, full-width visual display for tweets in-stream, which will see tweeted images, GIFs, and videos take up more of the tweet view and remove the rounded corners of the current display after months of internal testing.
Twitter has been experimenting with new visual display elements, which began with its Fleets experiment. Following the recent closure of Fleets, Twitter stated that it will look to incorporate some of the Fleets processes into other aspects of the platform.
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
As previously stated, Twitter has been testing the new display format for some time, with reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong sharing an image of the process in progress back in July.
According to Twitter's blog, “By reducing the margins on Tweets, we can better use the space in a Tweet so the focus is on your message and what you have to say while bringing the timeline to life with larger photos and videos. This test explores how we might support conversations in all their different forms by giving Tweets with photos, videos, and text more room to shine.” was mentioned.