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...hang the dj

...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com

Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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2013/10/30

A rare non-music related post...

On October 29th, Twitter introduced a new photo preview feature: photos now display automatically on one's timeline, preventing the need to click the photos to view them. It seems to junk up the timeline (makes it look more like Facebook), and what's worse is advertisers (aka promoted tweets/accounts) have figured out that if they add a photo to their promoted tweet, it forces the user to view their ad. If you like the new feature, great. But for those who are annoyed by it, there are a few ways to get around the new photo preview. Here's how to turn off or get around Twitter's photo preview:

1. Forget about the desktop version of Twitter and go mobile. The mobile Twitter app allows users to turn the photo preview off. Read Mashable's article for instructions.

2. Forget about the desktop version of Twitter and use another social media dashboard service to view your tweets. I've tested Hootsuite, which works great. Tweetdeck is another popular dashboard service, but it is owned by Twitter, so it's possible the photo preview might be unavoidable there.

3. Create lists. So far the only way I've found to use the desktop version of Twitter AND avoid the photo preview is to make a twitter list, add accounts to follow into the list, and essentially use the list as your timeline. Lists don't include the photo preview, plus as an added bonus it's a great way to avoid promoted tweets/accounts because Twitter doesn't insert promoted tweets to lists.  UPDATE: Photo previews are now showing up in lists.

4. Chrome users can download an extension which blocks the photo preview.

With any luck Twitter will offer desktop users an option to shut off the preview, but in the meantime the above options may provide some relief. Good luck!

Published on October 30th, 2013 @ 10:07 AM