Twitter iOS update stops tweets from disappearing while you’re reading them
Twitter’s iOS app has been updated to prevent tweets from vanishing while users are viewing them. The shift comes after the social media behemoth recently modified its online platform so that new tweets are no longer immediately added to timelines.
Twitter recognised that in the past, when users’ timelines automatically refreshed, tweets would disappear from view as they were being read, causing an unpleasant experience.
“On iOS, we’ve made some changes to avoid Tweets from vanishing in the middle of a read.” When you stop scrolling down your timeline to look at a tweet, it should now stay still,” Twitter explained in a post.
We’ve made some updates on iOS to prevent Tweets from disappearing mid-read. Now when you pause your timeline scrolling to look at a Tweet, it should stay put!— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2021
The business said in September that it would be making changes to the way it shows tweets so that they wouldn’t disappear in the middle of a sentence. Twitter’s web and iOS platforms have now received these changes. Twitter says it’s working on improving the vanishing Tweet experience on Android as well, although it’s unclear when those improvements will arrive.
After giving out full-size picture previews on mobile earlier this year, Twitter has announced that it will no longer crop image previews on the web. Images will now appear in their entirety on Twitter for the web, with no cropping. Instead of guessing how a picture would appear in the timeline, photographs will appear exactly as they did when they were captured. In March, the social media giant began testing the modification with a limited group of iOS and Android users.
Twitter has been trying to improve its platform and make its services more accessible, and these changes are part of that effort. The social media behemoth recently added the option for users to post direct links to their Spaces, allowing others to listen in on a live audio session without logging into the platform. All Android users over the age of 18 now have access to the company’s in-app tipping option.