What do you want to know
- Twitter is testing by letting you group multiple images, videos, and GIFs into a single tweet.
- The experiment will focus on how users combine these different media formats to express themselves.
- You should be able to rearrange the media order in a tweet before posting it.
It’s currently not possible to cram multiple types of media into a tweet, but Twitter is apparently doing a new experiment to remove this limitation for everyone.
According Tech Crunch (opens in a new tab), the social networking platform is testing the ability for users to include images, GIFs and videos in a single tweet. We saw what it might look like a few months ago, thanks to app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi. Twitter has now confirmed that the feature is being tested.
“We are 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,” a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We’re seeing people having more visual conversations on Twitter and using images, GIFs and videos to make those conversations more exciting.”
The company added that the test aims to study how users mix different types of media “to express themselves more creatively on Twitter beyond 280 characters.”
In April, Paluzzi showed how a multimedia tweet could include photos, GIFs and videos at the same time. Apparently, it will also allow you to add or remove media and rearrange them to your heart’s content, just like you can with tweets containing multiple media of the same type.
While a multimedia tweet can make your post seem cluttered, it solves a long-standing flaw in the platform. Whether it will be a divisive feature remains to be seen, though Twitter hasn’t said when it will release it publicly.
Android Central has contacted the company and will update this article as soon as we receive a response.
The multimedia tweet capability is just the latest feature Twitter has experimented with lately. The service previously began testing a CoTweet feature to allow two accounts to post content together. A few weeks ago, it also tested a Notes feature and a way for users to display ads on their profile page.