Twitter Now Allows you add photos, videos, or GIFs to Retweets


Though Twitter seldom launches something new, but when it does it is beyond people’s expectation. This time the company has made its users happy by allowing them to add photos, videos, and GIFs to Retweets. This feature will be rolled out for Android, iOS and Twitter’s mobile website however desktop users will have to wait longer. You can add media to retweet by tapping the “retweet with comment” option and then choose the image or GIF icon located in the toolbar.

Now add media to a retweet- App Becomes More Interesting

It is a small edition but Twitter revealed that it was very difficult to design as they wanted it to be more appropriate. While telling about this new addition to the app, a spokesperson from Twitter said that:

 “We found it was challenging for people to quickly understand all the content in a Retweet with media. This was due to the layout; two large tweets stacked on top of each other. To solve for that, Twitter puts the original tweet in a smaller, indented box (with the user’s avatar still visible), and it makes your own media full width.

Twitter has tried to make sure that the media attached to the retweet doesn’t look overwhelming. So they have incorporated original tweet including the author’s avatar, inside a smaller box. This allows the image, video or GIF you’ve added to your retweet to appear in full size.

Previously, Twitter had announced that its Hide reply feature is also in process and will be launched in June. Click here to know more details about it.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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