Twitter is updating its iOS app to prevent Tweets from disappearing while you’re still reading them.
The iOS app will no longer automatically refresh timelines with fresh Tweets, sparing users the frustrating experience of having a Tweet disappear mid-read.
“We’ve made some updates on iOS to prevent Tweets from disappearing mid-read. Now when you pause your timeline scrolling to look at a Tweet, it should stay put!” it explained in a recent Tweet.
We’ve made some updates on iOS to prevent Tweets from disappearing mid-read. Now when you pause your timeline scrolling to look at a Tweet, it should stay put!
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2021
The updates were previously announced in September when Twitter promised to improve how it displays Tweets so that they wouldn’t disappear mid-read with the app’s automatic refresh. In addition, users will now be able to choose when they want new Tweets to load into their timeline.
All they have to do is click the Tweet counter bar.
Starting November 23, these changes have rolled out to Twitter on the web and iOS, with Android support coming sometime in the future.
Another change brought about by Twitter in its new vision for the web experience is the removal of automatic image cropping on timelines earlier this year.
Instead, the change has images on Twitter for web timelines displayed in full instead of being cropped.
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