Twitter is testing a new change to tweets everyone can appreciate. Soon, you could be able to tweet films, GIFs, and photographs all at once.
What you need to know
- Twitter is experimenting with allowing you to include several images, videos, and GIFs in one message.
- The project will examine how people use these diverse media formats in combination to express themselves.
- Before posting a tweet, you should be allowed to change the order of the media.
Multiple types of media cannot now be included in a single tweet, but Twitter is reportedly conducting a new experiment to end this restriction for all users.
The social networking site is reportedly testing the ability for users to tweet movies, GIFs, and photos, as per TechCrunch. Alessandro Paluzzi, an app researcher, gave us a preview of what this might resemble a few months ago. The testing of the feature has now been verified by Twitter.
According to a Twitter official who talked to TechCrunch, “We’re Twitter testing a new feature with select accounts for a short period that will allow anyone to blend up to 4 media assets into a single tweet, whatever of format.” People are using images, GIFs, as well as videos to make Twitter chats more entertaining as they engage in increasingly visual interactions.
The research, the business continued, is intended to examine how users combine various media “to express themselves more effectively on Twitter beyond 280 characters.”
In April, Paluzzi demonstrated how a multimedia tweet could simultaneously contain images, animated gifs, and videos. As you can with tweets that contain several media of the same type, it appears that you can also add or delete media and rearrange them however you like.
A multimedia tweet can make the article look cluttered, but it fixes a long-standing problem with the platform. Though Twitter has not provided a rollout date, it is unclear whether the function will cause controversy.
The company has been contacted by Android Central, and as soon as we hear back, we’ll update this post.
Twitter has been experimenting with new features recently, the most recent of which is the ability to tweet multimedia. A CoTweet function, which enables 2 accounts to publish content together, was previously tested by the site. A Notes feature and a method for users to post advertisements on their profile page were also tested a few weeks ago.