In a 2021 Plot Twist Twitter Does Something That Everyone Likes and Gets Rid Of That Obnoxious Crop!
A new day is upon us
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.
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.
no bird too tall, no crop too short
introducing bigger and better images on iOS and Android, now available to everyone pic.twitter.com/2buHfhfRAx
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 5, 2021
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:
อัพใหม่เพราะรอบก่อนทวิตครอปได้ใจร้ายมาก 😂 pic.twitter.com/HA6r93XF0T
— Kadeart 🍄 (@kadeart) May 6, 2021
Happy No Crop Day 😭 pic.twitter.com/NaxTvUiw9E
— Kadeart 🍄 (@kadeart) May 6, 2021
Other artists followed suit, such as Nykira:
TWITTER CROP IS GONE?!
old art but LETS GOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/hKgYT2rtKe
— Nykira 💫 @ hiatus (kinda) (@Eternal2ndKira) May 5, 2021
Testing this no crop thing pic.twitter.com/snZ1LHTnlZ
— Lisa Heidhoff 🌻 (@LHeidhoff) May 5, 2021
is technology controlling your kids? more at 7 pic.twitter.com/bFbrkE1Cg8
— C 🔅 (@cyleidah) May 5, 2021
Then came the cosplayers, such as Yaya Han:
Is it true?? The verfluchtet Twitter crop is gone? We can be tALL??? pic.twitter.com/NtLeua1R7z
— Yaya Han (@YayaHan) May 5, 2021
No mobile crop??? 👀👀 I see you twitter pic.twitter.com/CIdmL4EsR8
— Sonia Blade ➡️ 💍Nanami Kento’s Wife 💍 (@soniabladecos) May 5, 2021
No more crop on mobile? Time for tall Spidey
📸: @doncooperphoto pic.twitter.com/bVGktxBn2j
— Sidequest | Ligerzero (@LigerzeroGaming) May 5, 2021
And, well, me. Me too:
See you in rainbow hell Twitter crop 😌😌😌 pic.twitter.com/hfWV9tHjj3
— Bri @ Anime/Manga Nonsense for The Mary Sue (@BrichibiTweets) May 5, 2021
It wasn’t just artists and cosplayers posting into the wee hours of the evening, damn near every Twitter account made a post.
NO CAT TOO LONG https://t.co/EZnCPMzAxF pic.twitter.com/N4Y9wgJrPa
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 5, 2021
— Target (@Target) May 5, 2021
Good. #VelociCoaster needs to be shown in all its glory. pic.twitter.com/6mz58M0CVU
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) May 5, 2021
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!”
People that tweet “open for surprise” pic.twitter.com/h8YDQ0mN8F
— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) May 5, 2021
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.”
Imma miss twitter cropped photos. I liked when it looked wholesome and people clicked and it was a whole lotta my booty
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) May 5, 2021
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.
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