Twitter’s web platform has been updated to prevent users’ feeds from auto-refreshing.
Twitter has updated its platform to prevent users’ feeds from auto-refreshing, which caused some tweets to “disappear” while reading them. The venue first announced the update in September, saying “we know it’s a frustrating experience” when tweets vanished mid-read, and the fix is now rolling out to Twitter’s web platform.
Users will load new tweets by clicking on a tweet counter bar that will appear above existing tweets in their feed at the top of their timelines.
Twitter’s timeline on the web will no longer be automatically refreshed with new tweets, and users can now choose when they want fresh Tweets to be loaded.
Twitter admitted that earlier tweets frequently vanished mid-read when a user’s timeline was automatically refreshed. According to TechCrunch, users can now load new tweets by clicking on the tweet counter bar above their timeline.
If you’ve ever started reading a tweet only to lose track of it as the timeline auto-refreshed, Twitter has some good news for you. On Monday, the platform announced that its most recent web update addresses this issue by allowing users to choose when new tweets should be loaded.
When you’re ready to refresh your timeline, simply click the tweet counter bar at the top of the screen.
On the web, Twitter no longer auto-loads new tweets
Twitter’s web version will now behave similarly to its native iOS and Android apps: neither will auto-refresh users’ timelines instead of loading tweets for when users manually refresh their feed.
Following the introduction of full-size image previews on mobile earlier this year, Twitter has recently announced that it will no longer automatically crop image previews on the web.
Twitter has been regularly adding new features in recent months; in addition to its audio chat room Spaces, which it launched almost exactly a year ago, the platform recently rolled out its Twitter Blue premium service to users in the United States.
Twitter Blue costs $2.99 per month and includes the ability to “undo” tweets, ad-free articles from select publishers, and a Nuzzel-style roundup of top articles.
Twitter’s decision to shut down Fleets less than a year after introducing the expiring tweets feature suggests that Twitter does consider user feedback when making changes and updates. If we could only persuade them to include editable tweets, everything would be perfect.
Earlier this year, Twitter launched the full-size image preview feature on mobile. Twitter has now announced that the option to auto crop any image in its web version will be removed. Users will now see the picture in its entirety without cropping it.
When you upload an image to Twitter Web, it will look exactly as it did when you shot it. Users will now be able to view a large image preview. Following the introduction of full-size image previews on mobile earlier this year, Twitter has recently announced that it will no longer automatically crop image previews on the web.
Images on Twitter for the web will now display in their entirety, with no cropping. Instead of guessing how an image will appear in the timeline, images will appear exactly as they did when you shot them.
These changes come as Twitter works to improve its platform and make its services more accessible. The social media behemoth recently enabled users to share direct links to their Spaces, allowing others to listen in on a live audio session without logging into the platform.
Threader, a reading and sharia-compliant app the company also announced the acquisition of ng of a series of tweets on Monday. With a thread, Threader’s co-founder, Marie Denis, was welcomed to Twitter by Nick Caldwell, Twitter’s Vice President of Engineering.