Twitter is changing the way users see new tweets on its web platform. Users may now choose when they want to load new tweets instead of the social media giant automatically refreshing timelines on the web with new tweets.
- Previous cases: When a user’s timeline was routinely refreshed in the past, tweets would frequently disappear from view in the middle of a read. By clicking on the tweet counter bar at the top of their timelines, users can now load fresh tweets whenever they wish.
- New announcement: The business announced in September that it would be making changes to the way it shows tweets so that they don’t disappear while users are still reading them. It’s also worth noting that when users open the Twitter iOS or Android apps, their timelines aren’t automatically refreshed. Instead, users can load new tweets by clicking the highlighted home button on the navigation bar.
- Previews: After giving out full-size image previews on mobile earlier this year, Twitter has announced that it will no longer crop image previews on the web. Images will now display in their entirety on Twitter for the web, with no cropping. Instead of guessing how an image would appear in the timeline, photographs will appear exactly as they did when they were shot.
- Direct links: The social media behemoth recently added the ability for users to share direct links to their Spaces, allowing others to listen in on a live audio session without logging into the platform. Following its first release in Canada and Australia earlier this year, Twitter Blue, a premium subscription service, has now been launched in the United States and New Zealand.
- Monetisation: Twitter isn’t the only social media site attempting to monetize its app and assist creators in making a living. TikTok announced last month that it is testing a new in-app tipping option on its platform that will allow creators to make money from fans outside of TikTok LIVE streaming, where giving is already available.