Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users to post multiple forms of media in a single tweet. According to a report by Tech Crunch, Twitter is launching a new test that lets users post GIFs, videos, and images in a single tweet. Until now, users were only allowed to post one media file in a tweet. Additionally, users will also be able to add tags to all photos and videos in a tweet. The microblogging platform is conducting the test with a small group of users for a limited period.
Twitter may allow users to post multiple media items in a tweet
At this time, users involved in the test can post multimedia tweets from Twitter on mobile only. In a statement cited by the publication, Twitter says it is testing a new feature that allows users to mix up to four media assets into a single tweet, regardless of format. The feature is being tested as users have more visual conversations on Twitter, using images, videos and GIFs. Moreover, the multimedia elements also give the user the possibility to express themselves beyond the limit of 280 characters.
The feature was also hinted at by Alessandro Paluzzi in April 2022. As seen in the screenshots shared by Paluzzi, any media seen in a post can appear as a carousel. Additionally, users should be able to arrange the order of posts in the carousel. As the feature rolls out for all users, it will help them share multiple forms of media with other users on the platform.
Recently, Twitter launched CoTweets, a feature that allows two users to co-create a tweet together. Once two users have co-written a tweet, it is published simultaneously on both their profiles. To differentiate a CoTweet from other tweets, users see both the profile pictures and the usernames of the authors as the header. While the feature would allow Twitter users to associate with others and grow their following, it would also help them build connections on the platform. Stay tuned for more updates on new Twitter features and other tech news.