One and a half month ago, Twitter announced it’s going to solve the sore image cropping problem. At that time, it was testing a “what you see is what you get” image preview. Simply put, Twitter was testing a feature allowing users to see the images in the size, form and resolution as they have been uploaded.
Apart from displaying the image in its original size and resolution, Twitter was also testing new 4K image uploading option on both Android and iOS. All these were in the frame of a minor program that improves how you can share and view media on Twitter.
Twitter Has Been Using Image Cropping From The Very Start
To make tweet composing faster, Twitter has been using various algorithms. But in many cases, they ended with leaving black holes or even irregularly sized images. One fact was clear as the day – Twitter’s AI-powered algorithm for cropping images didn’t work properly. Moreover, it caused serious problems such as how the software prioritized skin color and other factors.
In a response, Twitter said that its algorithm had been tested for racial bias, and they didn’t found any issues. But they admitted there is a problem and they need more analysis to make it better.
We can’t say whether Twitter could solve the aforementioned problems, but now, it is bringing a new feature that actually doesn’t need any additional operations.
Twitter Displays 4K Images On Android and iOS
In March, Twitter choose only a few users to test the new feature. And now, the company allows all users to tweet (and view) pictures in 4K on iOS and Android.
The web app of Twitter supports higher-resolution images (at up to 4096 x 4096 resolution). But the mobile app supported only half that (2048 x 2048). Starting today, however, all users can display 4K images in the Twitter mobile app.
How To Enable 4K Image Support Feature In Twitter?
For this, you just have to go to the “data usage” section of the settings menu in the Twitter app and enable both “high-quality images” (for viewing 4K images) and “high-quality image uploads” (for tweeting them). Moreover, you can choose from a few options when Twitter should display high-resolution images – cellular and Wi-Fi, just Wi-Fi. At last, if you choose Never, 4K images won’t appear at all.
YouTube Videos In Twitter
Apart from this, Twitter has also started testing YouTube videos in tweets. In fact, Twitter confirmed this, saying only a small group of users is testing it. Once everything goes as planned, the embedded YouTube video feature will also become available for all Twitter users.
Agree that watching YouTube videos from within a tweet is especially convenient on smartphones. In this case, you don’t want to have to load another app.
The testing period is already over and we are waiting for this feature to appear in Twitter soon as well.