30/10/2013 13:21 GMT | Updated 30/12/2013 10:12 GMT

Twitter's New Look: Pictures And Video Now Appear Automatically On Newsfeed

The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed on the company's preliminary prospectus arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Twitter Inc., which embarks on its road show to investors today, will make the case to potential investors in its initial public offering that it needs to keep spending to grow, and profit will come once it can reap the benefits of those investments. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Twitter has a new look - and it's probably really going to annoy a lot of people.

The change means that pictures and image previews appear automatically on your news feed, in the same way those on Facebook do.

Previously, tweets containing pictures and video had to be clicked on to view the content.

Writing on the Twitter blog, vice president of product and design Michael Sippey said: "So many of the great moments you share on Twitter are made even better with photos or with videos from Vine. These rich tweets can bring your followers closer to what's happening, and make them feel like they are right there with you.

"We want to make it easier for everyone to experience those moments on Twitter. That's why starting today, timelines on Twitter will be more visual and more engaging: previews of Twitter photos and videos from Vine will be front and centre in tweets. To see more of the photo or play the video, just tap.

"We've also made it easier for you to reply, retweet or favourite a tweet without leaving your timeline; you can tap to do that right inside the tweets you see in your timeline."