Twitter removed the image cropping algorithm for Android and iOS platforms. With the new update, users will no longer have to click on an image to see the full picture. The feature appears to be rolling out to everyone right now. The algorithmic image cropping that Twitter was using to fit images into preview boxes was problematic.
“The goal of this was to give people more control over how their images appear while also improving the experience of people seeing the images in their timeline. After getting positive feedback on this experience, we launched this feature to everyone, ” Twitter said.
This means that people who use Twitter on web browsers will also be able to view full-size images in their feeds and profiles. It also launched its premium subscription service, Twitter Blue, in the U.S. and New Zealand on Monday, following its initial rollout in Canada and Australia earlier this year.
Twitter found after several months of testing that in comparisons of men and women, there was an 8 per cent difference from demographic parity in favour of women.
“In comparisons of black and white individuals, there was a 4 per cent difference from demographic parity in favour of white individuals. In comparisons of black and white men, there was a 2 per cent difference from demographic parity in favour of white men,” the findings showed.