Twitter now lets you add images, videos, and GIFs to retweets
Twitter has pushed a small update that lets users include images, videos, and GIFs to retweets and quote tweets.
This new feature is now live on Twitter for iOS, Android and mobile website. It is not yet available on desktop and there is no word about that.
Even if it looks a minor update, it was not. Twitter says that it was challenging to understand and differentiate between the original tweet and the retweet. So the end result could look like two large tweets stacked on top of each other. Twitter made the original tweet smaller to give Quote the space it should get.
This minor update required teamwork and collaboration across multiple teams. This change affects things like tweet detail page, tweet detail page and accessibility across different Twitter clients.
Retweeting with the comment is common and there could be several cases where you need to include a screenshot to back your words.
This feature was requested by several Twitter users. Twitter confirmed that they are adding it on demand of users.
“The most exciting part of this project was that we were working on a feature that many people asked for,” wrote the Twitter Engineering account, in an update today. “We’re very excited to launch this feature across Twitter, and we can’t wait to see it being used by all of you.”
After adding one of the requested features, I hope Twitter could focus on a couple of other things users have been requesting for long. The most requested feature is the ability to edit tweets.