The popular microblogging platform Twitter has added diverse functions for its users to improve the user experience recently. To add to the list of already-available test features The company recently unveiled a new edge-to-edge timeline layout that will display video, GIFs and photos on Twitter for iOS.
The company has announced the new feature in a tweet that was officially announced and a video. In the course of testing, Twitter for iOS will display images, videos GIFs pictures, and videos in an edge-to-edge layout instead of creating blank spaces around the images. Twitter in an email sent to The Verge stated that it was testing the feature to enhance conversations on its platform that are both visually and text-based.
In this way, the media shared will have a larger viewers’ area of view, and they will have a better view of the videos GIFs, and other images that are attached to tweets. Twitter’s official tweet is below.
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
As you can observe in the video, tweets with media files will be displayed in a larger size in the timeline. This is similar to the features Facebook or Instagram provides for photos, videos as well as GIFs on the timelines of users and provides an edge-to-edge view.
As for the accessibility of this timeline redesign, Twitter mentions that it is testing it currently testing on iOS devices. It’s too for us to know if the company will be rolling out it to all users in the near future, or not. Therefore, make sure to check back to keep us informed of any further developments regarding this new design.