Twitter has announced that users can now Retweet with GIFs, photos, and videos.
Exciting news: Today we are launching the ability to Retweet with GIF, photos, and video!
We find solutions to many challenges as we build for a global, vocal audience. Here is a glimpse into our process as we worked on this feature. https://t.co/PUMr9DRQ0K
— Twitter Engineering (@TwitterEng) May 6, 2019
Basically, users can now Retweet with a visual that allows them to express more emotion toward what they are retweeting.
This feature has been highly requested by users for a while.
According to Twitter, the new feature will include the following:
- Clearer visual hierarchy with a condensed inner Tweet
- Including an avatar in the inner Tweet to give more context helping you quickly see who’s talking
- Simple box container for easier interacting
Twitter also announced plans for more retweeting options. Though the message was cryptic, we look forward to seeing the update:
“Another update is coming soon to make Retweets with media more interactive and easier to read … we’re also exploring more ways to help people express themselves,” according to Twitter.