Imagine using a photo, GIF or video in one tweet? This could be possible very soon as it has been revealed that Twitter is testing a feature that will allow you attach the multimedia in a single.
This rumor was made available by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi a few months who combined the three medias in a single tweet.
The company confirmed the test and said it’s available to some users for a limited time. It added that accounts can add tags to both photos and videos in the tweet.
“We’re testing a new feature with select accounts for a limited time that will allow people to mix up to four media assets into a single tweet, regardless of format. We’re seeing people have more visual conversations on Twitter and are using images, GIFS and videos to make these conversations more exciting. With this test we’re hoping to learn how people combine these different media formats to express themselves more creatively on Twitter beyond 280 characters,” the company said in a statement.
Multimedia tweets can’t be posted or viewed on a desktop at the moment, and users will have to use the Twitter mobile app.
For the last couple of months, the social network has rolled out features like Twitter circle that allows you to Tweet to a smaller audience of your choice. Anyone on Twitter can be added to a circle, even if they don’t follow someone. Once in the circle, they’ll be able to see Tweets and replies shared in that circle.
Earlier this week, it announced it’s experimenting with a MySpace-like status feature that lets you attach a tag like “Hot take,” “Unpopular opinion” or “Vacation Mode.” There has been also rumors about the edit button.
Once you edit a tweet, it will display a timestamp showing when the tweet was edited. People reading the tweet can tap the label to view the edit history of the tweet. When you’re scrolling through your feed, edited tweets will display a little pencil icon next to them to show others that the tweet has been modified.