Twitter has confirmed that it is testing a new feature that allows users to put images, videos and GIFs in a single multimedia tweet. The company confirmed the test, saying it will be available to some users for a limited time, adding that accounts can add tags to both photos and videos in the tweet, TechCrunch reports.
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“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 not clear what different media would look like 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.
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“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 confirmed that it is testing a new status feature that allows users to tag posts with predefined labels, much like the statuses that the previous LiveJournal and MySpace systems allowed.
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Some of these statuses include “Spoiler Alert”, “Shower Thoughts”, “Picture of the Day” and for some reason the very redundant “Current Status”.
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