A lot of users found that Twitter’s image cropping algorithm seemingly had a white bias. In response to that, Twitter said it would give users control over how images appear on their feeds while the possible bias was being investigated.
Last night it was announced by Twitter that if you post a single image on your feed, it’ll appear the same as it looked in the composer. The platform is currently testing this feature on its iOS and Android apps.
When pointing out the problem last year, users usually posted two images together to show the algorithm always opted to focus on the white person in the picture. If you’re posting just one image, you’ll be probably able to see the full image in the preview.
It is an exciting feature for memers who regularly post memes on Twitter. And often the app’s algorithm crops out the part that’s the punchline for that meme. Readjusting the dimensions of that image is necessary so that the meme is properly visible.
Now the new feature won’t make you worry about cropping for a single image. Well done, Twitter.