Twitter recently announced that it has made a small change to its platform. Users can now add photos to retweets. Not only can users now add photos to retweets, but they can also now add video and GIFs to retweets.
Twitter Now Lets You Add Photos, Videos, or GIFs to Retweets
This latest update to the social media platform was made yesterday and the feature started to roll out to users yesterday. Twitter users can now add images, videos, and GIFs to their retweets and quoted tweets. The social media platform is currently rolling out this new feature across Android, iOS, and Twitter’s mobile website. According to the social media network, the new feature isn’t currently available on the desktop yet. But they are working on making it available to desktops very soon. To add a photo, video or GIFs to retweets is very easy. Users simply need to tap the “retweet with comment” and then choose the image, video or GIF icon in the toolbar.
Why It Took So Long For Twitter to Add This Feature
The addition of the feature might a small addition and something the social network should have done a long time ago. But according to the social media network, it is a very difficult task. They stated it was difficult to design in a way that made sense and wasn’t overwhelming when viewed in the timeline. According to Twitter, people couldn’t quickly understand all the content in a Retweet with media. They stated that this problem was due to the layout; two large tweets stacked on top of each other. Twitter has now solved this issue by putting the tweet in a smaller, indented box (with the user’s avatar still visible), and it makes your own media full width.
Are you excited about the new feature?