Popular micro-blogging website Twitter is always tweaking its platform to satisfy the needs of its users. Now, Twitter has rolled out a new feature on its platform which enables users to add images, videos and GIFs to their re-tweets. The new feature is available for both its Android and iOS platforms. The news of the addition of this new feature was announced by Twitter itself on May 6 using a tweet.
Other that the platforms mentioned above, the new feature can also be used on the Mobile website of Twitter.
Twitter Support’s official handle posted, “It’s easy to express yourself by re-tweeting with a comment. What if you could take it a step further and include media? Starting today, you can retweet with photos, a GIF, or a video to really make your reaction pop.”
Earlier, when the user wanted to retweet something, he had the option to retweet directly or add a comment to it. However, this was only limited to using text while retweeting. But now, the users have another option where they can retweet something using GIFs or media making it easier to express themselves.
A Twitter spokesperson said to technology website The Verge, “We found it was challenging for people to quickly understand all the content in a retweet with media. This was due to the layout; two large tweets stacked on top of each other.”
When retweeting using a GIF, the original tweet will appear in a smaller and indented box with the display picture of the user still visible. But it will make the media to view in full width.
Other than GIFs, the user can also use videos or images to retweet. With this feature, Twitter has given more options to the user by which he can express himself on its platform. Although this feature has been released for the iOS, Android and Mobile Website of the platform, its desktop availability is currently unknown. While there is no word from the company about it, we do see the possibility of the feature’s arrival for the desktop version of the microblogging website in the near future.
It's easy to express yourself by Retweeting with a comment. What if you could take it a step further and include media? Starting today, you can! Retweet with photos, a GIF, or a video to really make your reaction pop. Available on iOS, Android, and https://t.co/AzMLIfU3jB. pic.twitter.com/Oir5Hpkb2F
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 6, 2019
Furthermore, in April, Twitter reduced the number of people/ profile one can follow in a day to stop the spread of spammers on its platform. Earlier, the limit to follow profiles in a day was 1,000 which was reduced to just 400.