Twitter has been reported to be planning to change how images and videos appear on its apps, closer to how images appear on other services such as Instagram. The new feature will expand visual media embedded in tweets to fill the whole width of a mobile phone’s screen. This was contained in a tweet that stated that it is working on a new layout and the layout is currently being tested on iOS but not Android. The changes would give media “more room to shine”, the tweet reads.
Twitter further said that the experimental changes to fuel content creation and consumption come amid a rollout of Twitter’s subscription service for dedicated users, Twitter Blue. It should be noted that currently, images are indented next to a user’s profile photo and take up much less screen space.
Twitter is testing how photos and videos appear on its apps and also introduced “super follows” for subscriber-only content
Twitter also announced another test that allows users to remove followers. Previously, the only way to prevent people from seeing your tweets was to protect them – meaning you would have to approve requests to follow you – or to block individual users.
The new feature, being tested in the web browser version of Twitter, will let users remove people from their “followers” list. However, there is nothing to stop that person then re-following later.
It is an official way to do what is commonly called a soft block – where someone will block and then immediately unblock someone to remove the follower without notifying them.