Right now if someone wants to view an image that has been tweeted, they have to click on that tweet to view the image. However according to some reports, Twitter might be testing in-stream photo previews on twitter.com. What this means is that basically small previews of the tweeted image will be attached with the tweet itself, making it easier for the user to decide whether or not they want to open the tweet to view the full image.
TheNextWeb reports that several users have noticed automatic in-stream photo previews, but this feature is said to be limited currently to a user’s own tweets. Previews of pictures they tweet are showing up for themselves and they can’t reportedly see previews of pictures tweeted by the people they follow. This could mean that Twitter is testing this feature at a small scale, and that it doesn’t want to alert users about this feature at this point in time. Obviously there’s no guarantee that Twitter will ultimately end up adding in-stream previews to twitter.com, regardless of the fact that it is testing the feature. We will just have to wait and see.
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