Twitter just added a few photo enhancements to its Twitter for Android app. In the latest update, you have two crop options for your photos — square or wide. Also added is the feature to rotate an image before you share it to make sure the right orientation fits nicely with your Tweet. A reminder to @ mention your friends before you upload it all goes into what Twitter calls, “friendlier photo sharing”.
Now, it is all the more easier to discover trending stories and events as a pull on the home timeline will load recommended Tweets, trending topics and suggestions for new accounts to follow if there are no more new Tweets. Users in the U.S. will also see TV, sports and news events updates as well. The same enhancements are also due to arrive on the iOS version of the app soon.
The latest photo-centric changes suggests that Twitter is trying to become a more visual medium and is making it easier to rely on images for quick communication. Image sharing is the norm rather than the exception among social networks, and Twitter is working aggressively to be multimedia rich in a departure from its text-only origins. The changes make it convenient to do everything from the Twitter app itself, and the update can only add to the real-time appeal of Twitter.
Source: Twitter Blog