Photos become first class citizens on Twitter in new update

Twitter has rolled out a new update to their website allowing users to view photos in full without needing to expand the post. The new update makes image media a first class citizen of the platform, on par with text and link-based content.

For Twitter, 2015 has been a year which has seen an emphasis onmedia experience. Back in June, the platform introduced autoplaying video which allows videos, GIFs and Vines on Twitter to start playing on their own independently of any user actions as long as they're front and center on the timeline.

In October Twitter released Moments, where users could navigate through curated content for different events. Moments differ from following a hashtag in that images, tweets and videos are displayed in a more immersive way and content featured on Moments is specifically selected by one of Twitter's content partners.

With Twitter's new photos update, they've also made it easier to see photos that were batch uploaded. Now you will see one prominent picture with thumbnails to the side, where you can click to focus on those images.

Source and Images: Twitter Blog

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