Twitter opened up Moments Wednesday, allowing all of its users to create and share collections of tweets that are presented as slide shows within the Twitter app. This comes about a year after Twitter first introduced Moments.
Twitter introduced Moments with fanfare in October of 2015, touting it as a way to make the service more approachable to casual and new users. The company has yet to release metrics on the use of Moments, but the feature did little boost Twitter’s stalling growth.
The new feature will be available on the web today, and come to Twitter’s mobile app in the near future. Twitter officially announced the new functionality with a tweet featuring a short demo video:
For everyone who wants to make a Moment – starting today you can! Creators everywhere can now tell stories with Tweets. pic.twitter.com/ZJtNBoTPWf
— Twitter (@twitter) September 28, 2016
Moments are essentially collections of tweets that are being presented full-screen on mobile devices, using tweeted pictures and videos as art. Users can combine their own tweets to a Moment, or search for other tweets and essentially build a kind of curated collection around a certain topic.