What you need to know
- Twitter is testing letting you combine multiple photos, videos, and GIFs into a single tweet.
- The experiment will look at how users combine these different media formats to express themselves.
- You should be able to rearrange the media in a Tweet before you can post it.
It’s currently impossible to cram multiple types of media into a single tweet, but it seems Twitter is doing a new experiment to remove this limitation for everyone.
according to Take Crunch (Opens in a new tab)The social networking platform is testing allowing users to include photos, GIFs, and videos in a single tweet. We saw what this would look like a few months ago, courtesy of app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi. Twitter has now confirmed that the feature is under testing.
“We’re testing a new feature with limited-time accounts that allows people to mix up to four media assets in a single tweet, regardless of format,” a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We’re seeing people having more video conversations on Twitter and using photos, GIFs, and videos to make those conversations more interesting.”
The company added that the test aims to study how users mix different types of media to “express themselves more creatively on Twitter beyond 280 characters”.
In April, Paluzzi demonstrated how a multimedia tweet can include photos, GIFs, and videos at the same time. Apparently, it will also allow you to add or remove media and rearrange it according to your heart’s content, just as you would with tweets containing multiple media of the same type.
While a multimedia tweet can make your post look cluttered, it solves a long-standing flaw in the platform. It remains to be seen if it will be a divisive feature, although Twitter has not said when it will be released to the public.
Android Central has reached out to the company and will update this article as soon as we receive a response.
The multimedia tweet capability is the latest feature that Twitter has been experimenting with in recent times. The service previously started testing the CoTweet feature to allow two accounts to post content together. A few weeks ago, I also tested the Notes feature and a way for users to display ads on their profile page.