Twitter introduced final week they had been testing a brand new function that will permit photographs, movies and GIFs in a single tweet.
The way it works. Multimedia tweets can’t be created or seen on a desktop in the intervening time, and are solely accessible to on the Twitter app. Moreover, the function is simply accessible to a handful of customers in the intervening time with no phrase on when the corporate plans to make the function public.
I wasn’t capable of finding any examples of a multimedia tweet by myself feed and didn’t have entry to create my very own, however the screenshot beneath from Alessandro Paluzzi reveals what it seems to be like.
What Twitter is saying. In a press release reported to TechCrunch, Twitter stated:
We’re testing a brand new function with choose accounts for a restricted time that may permit folks to combine as much as 4 media belongings right into a single tweet, no matter format. We’re seeing folks have extra visible conversations on Twitter and are utilizing photographs, GIFS and movies to make these conversations extra thrilling. With this check we’re hoping to learn the way folks mix these completely different media codecs to specific themselves extra creatively on Twitter past 280 characters.
Exams proceed on the edit function. Moreover, Twitter continues to check the edit function on a restricted variety of accounts. Jane Manchun Wong discovered that whenever you edit a Tweet, the unique one doesn’t disappear, however reveals a notification that claims “There’s a brand new model of this Tweet” slightly below it, and the brand new, edited Tweet is then proven above.
Preliminary testing. Twitter started testing the edit function again in April to Twitter Blue subscribers solely. 73% of the 4 million voters that replied to an Elon Musk ballot replied that they needed an edit possibility. The day after the ballot, Twitter responded that they had been in actual fact testing an edit function and that it had nothing to do with Musk’s ballot.
Why we care. Twitter customers have been asking for an edit possibility for a very long time. There isn’t a indication that non Twitter Blue customers can have entry, so this might be their manner of attractive customers into paying for the subscription. As for multimedia posts, it might be a enjoyable function for manufacturers to showcase their merchandise, however doubtless gained’t transfer the income needle a lot.
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