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Friendlier photo sharing is here

By @KMBelland
Monday, 27 January 2014

Over the past few months, we’ve made it easy to share and edit photos on Twitter. Starting today, you can make the photos you post on Twitter even better.

The following updates are available today on Twitter for Android, and they’re coming soon to Twitter for iPhone.

Now you can crop your photos by selecting an aspect, such as square or wide. You can rotate an image before you share it to make sure it fits nicely in your Tweet. And when you upload a photo of people, you’ll see a reminder to @ mention your friends so they can see your photo too.

Friendlier photo sharing is here

It’s easier to find out about events and trends people are talking about on Twitter as they’re happening.

With this update, if you pull down on your home timeline to refresh it and there are no new Tweets to load, you may see recommended Tweets, trending topics and suggestions for new accounts to follow. In the U.S. only, you’ll see TV, sports and news events updates as well. For example, in the screenshot below, you can see that a lot of people are talking about Manchester United FC. You can also tap to see more Tweets and join the conversation.

Friendlier photo sharing is here