The recent announcement regarding .PNG files made me think of a issue I wanted to discuss here for a long time. As a lot of Developers, when I use the API to upload medias, I care about how these medias are going to be displayed on all Twitter official platforms.
But there is a problem: The full Twitter.com website, used on Desktops, doesn’t show medias the same way as the other platforms, especially when we’re talking about 4 images within a tweet.
- Twitter Full Website on Desktops:
- Twitter Mobile Website:
- Twitter for Android
As you can see, the Twitter Desktop website is the only one that uses this kind of display (1 big picture, 3 little pictures on the right). I don’t understand the motivation behind it? Why not unify the display on all platforms?
You can see here my medias look terrible. There are quite simple images, with a person. But Twitter doesn’t crop them correctly. I read about cropping months ago on the official blog (https://blog.twitter.com/engineering/en_us/topics/infrastructure/2018/Smart-Auto-Cropping-of-Images.html). Is it not enabled yet?