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In a 2021 Plot Twist Twitter Does Something That Everyone Likes and Gets Rid Of That Obnoxious Crop!

A new day is upon us

Twitter makes an announcement about their crop

When Twitter makes an announcement we all tend to do one of three things: 1) go about our business because it’s not what we want, 2) go about our business because it’s not what we want, and 3) go about our business because it’s not what we want. Sure, I appreciate the extra character count (can you believe it used to be 140?!) and the voice function is fun to play with, but I’ve yet to make a, quote, “Fleet,” and probably never will.

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But sometimes, when you least expect it, you’re given something that awakens your third eye, allowing you to transcend time, space, and everything that you’ve perceived as reality.

So …

Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village


I know they say that it’s always darkest before the dawn, but I had no idea that dawn could be so breathtaking.


Yes, I’m being delightfully extra about this announcement regarding the death of the dreaded picture crop. At the same time, it’s not an understatement to say that my ENTIRE Twitter feed spent yesterday posting pictures to test this out. Artists, especially, were delighted at the crop removal since you could now see the entire image without having to click on half a leg, or a forehead, whatever it was that Twitter decided to make the prominent feature.

Note: This update is only on mobile for now.

Full-time illustrator Kadeart reuploaded an image they’d shared back in April, showing how it went from this:

To this:

Other artists followed suit, such as Nykira:

Lisa Heidhoff:

And Cyleida:

Then came the cosplayers, such as Yaya Han:

Sonia Blade:


And, well, me. Me too:

It wasn’t just artists and cosplayers posting into the wee hours of the evening, damn near every Twitter account made a post.

The way Twitter would crop images is something I’d just come to accept. If I posted something outside of its limitations, I would just have to hope that folks would click to see the full image or hope that the image was cropped at a decent spot in the picture.

But no more!

A moment of silence to all of my past posts that suffered from The Twitter Crop.

And a moment of silence to those who mastered the fine art of “click for a surprise!”

And a moment of silence for the fine art of “I thought this was a wholesome pic but it turns out it’s some booty.”

There is something to be said about the folks who managed to pull those tricks off. We thank you for your service, and I look forward to seeing how you, inevitably, figure out a way to trick the new cropping parameters Twitter has put in place.

(Image: Pokemon/Capcom)

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Briana Lawrence
Briana (she/her - bisexual) is trying her best to cosplay as a responsible adult. Her writing tends to focus on the importance of representation, whether it’s through her multiple book series or the pieces she writes. After de-transforming from her magical girl state, she indulges in an ever-growing pile of manga, marathons too much anime, and dedicates an embarrassing amount of time to her Animal Crossing pumpkin patch (it's Halloween forever, deal with it Nook)

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