So long, surprise expandable photo memes on Twitter.
Yesterday Twitter finally did away with their cropping experiment on mobile, robbing users of expanding photos to see what usually amounted to a surprise within the image that was only available when clicks.
no bird too tall, no crop too short
introducing bigger and better images on iOS and Android, now available to everyone pic.twitter.com/2buHfhfRAx
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 5, 2021
Previously users could upload an image that was beyond Twitter standards so that when users clicked they were treated with a surprise.
Twitter had been using AI to help determine which part of the photo was best to display, but like many AI offerings it fell short of expectations.
While this change is only available to mobile users, the desktop version is coming soon.
So long cropped photo memes, hello beautiful photos!