Twitter popularly known for their old 140 but now 280-character-word has been active on a slightly open feature since 2016 that most people aren’t aware of. Anyways, say hello to “Accessibility Option” that helps the blind, visually impaired Twitter users ‘see’ your images.

It isn’t hard to activate. But it was brought once more to twitter limelight after blind Twitter user Rob Long asked more users to enable the feature on their own account.

On Rob Long Twitter bio, it states that, he was a veteran who lost his sight in Afghanistan, shared a series of images showing users how to enable the feature to create “a more accessible Twitter for blind users.”

But first, Did you know Twitter has an option that lets you add a description to pictures, to help the visually-impaired? Were are aware, probably, the answer is NO!

About this, When you enable the Compose image descriptions feature, every time you upload a photo to Twitter, you’ll get the option to add a text description for the visually impaired. Note that image descriptions can’t be added to GIFs or videos.

How to enable the Feature on your Phone

1. Open the Twitter app and log in.

2. Click your profile icon in the top left.

3. Go to Settings and Privacy.

4. Click Accessibility (under General).

5. Check the box for Compose image descriptions (under Vision).

6. Now, when you hit the Tweet compose button and upload a photo, you’ll get the option to add a text description.

On Desktop

1. Log in to Twitter.

2. Click your profile icon in the top right.

3. Go to Settings and Privacy.

4. Click Accessibility (left column).

5. Check the box for Compose image descriptions.

6. Now, when you upload an image to tweet, you’ll see the option to add a text description.

Below are the series of tweet from Twitter user Rob Long.

So next time when updating, be peaceful and try to help a brother to understand you more.

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