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Twitter now lets you post images, videos, and GIFs in a single tweet • TechCrunch


Twitter is now rolling out a new feature that allows users to post images, videos, and GIFs in a single tweet. Until now, the platform only allowed users to include one type of media format in a post, for example, multiple images.

Although you can see mixed media tweets on all platforms, you can currently only post mixed media tweets from iOS and Android. The feature lets you post four individual media items, consisting of images, videos, or GIFs, in a tweet.

It’s quite simple to create a mixed media tweet: go to the tweet composer and press the photo icon or the GIF button, and it will now let you choose from different media formats.

“We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to help creators share more and be seen. Mixing different types of visual content in a single Tweet allows creators to express themselves beyond 280 characters and gives them more ways to tell their story,” Twitter said in a blog post.

TechCrunch reported on Twitter’s first mixed media test in July. Back then, users couldn’t see those tweets on desktop, but now the company is making the feature available to everyone around the world. Here are some examples of mixed tweets; you’ll need to open them on Twitter to see multiple media.

It’s been a busy week for Twitter feature rollouts. The social network has made the Edit Tweet button available to Twitter Blue followers in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The company has also expanded its status feature with new options for tags such as “Latest News”, “Games”, “Pet of the Day”, “Then and Now”, “To Whom It May Concern”, “Twitter do your thing”, and “Watch cricket”. Additionally, Twitter is rolling out a new full-screen video interface for select users with TikTok-like vertical scrolling to jump between clips.

While all of this was going on, Elon Musk made a U-turn earlier this week and said he was aiming to complete the acquisition of Twitter at a pre-agreed price of $54.20 per share. The drama continues.




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