Twitter is rolling out a new test that allows users to post images, videos and GIFs in a single multimedia tweet. Until now, users could only post one type of media per tweet. But this new format will shake things up and let people combine multiple formats in one tweet.
The company confirmed the test and said that it is available for a limited time for some users. It added that accounts can add tags to both photos and videos in tweets.
“We are testing a new feature with select accounts for a limited time that will allow people to combine up to four media assets into a single tweet, regardless of format. We are seeing people have more visual conversations on Twitter. and using images, GIFS, and video to make these conversations more exciting. With this test, we’re hoping to find out if people are more creative than themselves on Twitter over 280 characters. How do you combine these different media formats to express yourself creatively,” the company said in a statement.
Although some users have tweeted about the feature, it is not clear how different media will look like in one tweet. We have asked Twitter for more information.
If we screenshot From app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi in April, users will see different media in a carousel in the Tweet composer and can easily remove or add them or change their order.
Twitter has been running a number of limited tests over the past few months. Earlier this week, it announced that it’s experimenting with a MySpace-like status feature that lets you attach tags like “hot take,” “unpopular opinion,” or “vacation mode.”
Earlier this month, it also began testing a co-authored tweet function called co-tweets and a custom timeline built by developers.