Even with the drama amidst Elon Musk’s possible acquisition of Twitter, Twitter’s rolling out a new feature on Android and iOS that lets you converge text, photos, videos, and GIFs in a single tweet.
Twitter users can now add up to four media files in a single tweet. Until now, Twitter allowed users to add a single media file to a tweet.
Reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi uncovered this feature in April of this year. Still, the company officially started testing it in July this year before rolling it out to all users globally this week.
Get ready to mix it up with visuals on Twitter.
You can now add a combination of media to your Tweet on Android and iOS. That means you can include a photo, GIF, and video (or two!) all in the same Tweet. Tap the photo icon in the Tweet composer to start mixing your media. pic.twitter.com/9D1cCzjtmI
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 5, 2022
Twitter explained in a blog post that today’s change brings even more options for users to express themselves on social networks: “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 stories.”
To use the feature, pick the photos, videos, and GIFs you want to share with your followers. And the three different media will be sent.
Nevertheless, there are some restraints. As mentioned above, users can only add up to four media per tweet, and the new feature is only available in the official Twitter app for iOS and Android and not on the web.