Twitter finally lets users post photo and video in the same tweet
Social media giant, Twitter, on Wednesday announced that it will now let its users share images, videos and GIFs in the same tweet. Prior to the new update, users were only permitted to include one type of media format in a post.
Twitter is calling this new feature “mixed media” and it will allow users to upload up to four videos, photos, and even GIFs in one tweet. According to the company, the new feature was developed to help creators express themselves in “new and exciting ways”.
whoa, it works— Twitter (@Twitter) October 5, 2022
now everyone can mix GIFs, videos, and images in one Tweet, available on iOS and Android pic.twitter.com/LVVolAQPZi
On its blog, the company wrote, “Mixing different types of visual content together in a single Tweet allows creators to express themselves beyond 280 characters and gives them more ways to tell their story.”
Here are some examples of Twitter’s new mixed media feature.
The photo VS the process pic.twitter.com/opSfqIOXQO— Jake Chamseddine (@JakeChams) October 2, 2022
Twitter had been experimenting on the mixed media feature back in July. At the time, desktop users were unable to view the content. Despite the new feature being currently limited to iOS and Android devices, the company has confirmed that the mixed media content can now be viewed on all other platforms including PCs.
Recently, the social platform has been busy rolling out updates for its app. For instance, it gave Twitter Blue subscribers in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand access to the Edit Tweet button. Additionally, Twitter is introducing a new fullscreen video interface with vertical scrolling similar to TikTok to some users.
“Twitter’s updated immersive media viewer expands videos to full screen with a single click, allowing you to easily access the full, immersive viewing experience. To activate it, simply tap/click on a video in the Twitter app,” the company wrote in a blog post.
In other related news, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has finally agreed to purchase Twitter at the previously agreed-upon share price of $54.20.