San Francisco: Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will no longer automatically refresh timelines on the web with new tweets and users can now decide when they want to load new tweets.
Now, users can load new tweets when they want to by clicking on the tweet counter bar at the top of their timelines.
Let’s talk about Tweets disappearing from view mid-read when the timeline seems to auto-refresh. We know it’s a frustrating experience, so we’re working on changing it.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 22, 2021
Over the next two months, we’ll be rolling out updates to the way we show you Tweets so they don't disappear.
"An update to the disappearing Tweet experience is rolling out for web! Now you can choose when you want new Tweets to load into your timeline –click the Tweet counter bar at the top," Twitter Support tweeted.
Twitter acknowledged that in the past, tweets would often disappear from view mid-read when a user's timeline would automatically refresh.In September, the company noted it would be rolling out updates to the way it displays tweets so that they would not disappear while users were still reading them.
It is worth pointing out that Twitter's iOS and Android apps also do not automatically refresh users' timelines when they open up the app. Instead, users can click on the highlighted home button on the navigation bar to load new tweets.Twitter also recently announced that it will no longer automatically crop image previews on the web, after rolling out full-size image previews on mobile earlier this year.
On Twitter for the web, images will now display in full without any cropping. Instead of gambling on how an image will show up in the timeline, images will look just like they did when you shot them.These tweaks come as Twitter has been working to enhance its platform and make its services more accessible.