Twitter has recently updated their look to allow pictures in feeds. Previously, users had to click on the link of an image to expand it.
Twitter’s vice president of product and design Michael Sippey explained the change:
“So many of the great moments you share on Twitter are made even better with photos or with videos from Vine. These rich tweets can bring your followers closer to what’s happening, and make them feel like they are right there with you.”
It is possible to opt out of seeing photos in your stream on mobile. Go to settings and turn off the toggle next to “Image Previews.” There is not a comparable way to remove picture previews for the desktop version.
Reactions to this new feature have been mixed. The funniest reaction perhaps was a tweet by Aaron Levie, CEO of file-sharing company Box. He captured the way many felt about the change with a screenshot from Jurassic Park:
What do you think about Twitter’s new look? Do you prefer the look of streamlined text or are you excited about scrolling through a more colorful feed?