Twitter has revealed that it is testing a new feature that allows users to share photos, videos and animated GIFs in a single tweet.
According to TechCrunch, the company confirmed the test and said the feature will be available to some users for a short time, adding that accounts can add tags to both photos and videos in the tweet.
“For a limited time, we are testing a new feature with select accounts that will allow people to mix up to four media items in a single tweet, regardless of format,” the microblogging site said in a statement.
While some users have tweeted about the feature, it’s unclear how different media are represented in a single tweet.
“We’re seeing people having more visual conversations on Twitter and using images, GIFs, and videos to make these conversations more exciting,” the company said.
“With this test, we hope to learn how people combine these different media formats to express themselves more creatively on Twitter than 280 characters,” it added.
Twitter recently announced that it is testing a new status feature that allows users to tag posts with predefined labels, similar to what the previous LiveJournal and MySpace systems allowed.
Some of these statuses include “Spoiler Alert”, “Shower Thoughts”, “Picture of the Day” and for some reason the very redundant “Current Status”.
Users who want to post multiple materials, especially photos and videos, would welcome this feature. For now, the only way for users to post both was to turn a single tweet into a thread and attach photos in one tweet and videos in another.