Twitter has just announced that it is now letting its users add different types of media in a single tweet. Testing the new feature, the company wrote in a tweet “whoa, it works, now everyone can mix GIFs, videos, and images in one Tweet.”
Prior, users would only add a single type of media in a tweet but that changes effective today. In its blog, Twitter said mixing different types of visual content together in a single tweet allows creators to express themselves beyond 280 characters and gives them more ways to tell their stories.
The company further said the update is the latest example of how they’re working to make the platform the easiest and most convenient place to share images, videos, and other creative content. It complements the rollout of two new video products — full-screen videos and a new video carousel in the Explore tab — that help make it easier than ever for people to find and watch what’s happening on Twitter.
Adding “mixed” media to a Tweet is simple and straightforward. When composing a Tweet, tap the “Media” or “GIF” icons and select the content you want to share (Twitter advises adding descriptive text to make your images more accessible).
You can add up to four videos, images, and/or GIFs per Tweet. The update is currently available on iOS and Android, however, tweets with different content types can be consumed on all platforms.