Twitter announced on Tuesday (29), a novelty that will help visually impaired people to make better use the platform.
This is a textual description of feature images that allows the reading of the figures for systems used in computers and mobile devices for blind people.
With the name "alternative text", description will now be a native function of the social network on applications for Android and iOS.
Thus, in addition to the 140 character tweet, the user can enter a text up to 420 characters to describe the image.
Simply click on the photo at the time of publication and choose "Add account".
Todd Kloots, software engineer at Twitter, said the company is optimistic about the news: "We are encouraging in allowing our customers and publishers make the images on Twitter accessible to the widest audience possible, so that all are included in conversations and to experience great moments together. "
The new function is also available for Twitter Cards and the REST API.