Twitter has implemented a small improvement in the way users can share tweets from other users in the social network. Until now, you could just retweet another user’s tweet without more or, at most, add a comment of up to 280 characters in text format.
“The novelty is already available in the Android and iOS apps of the social network Twitter.”
However, you could not include any other type of graphic element in the text, beyond the emojis that, after all, do not stop being graphic text characters. But now Twitter has announced a novelty that will undoubtedly increase the interactions on the platform: the possibility of adding GIF files, photos and videos to retweets.
The measure has been adopted positively by Twitter users, according to the retweets with GIF, which can be seen on the platform. In short, the movement is logical, since only access has been given so that users can use the same graphic elements that they use in tweets also in retweets. The user can upload their own photographs or videos, as well as access the GIF library of Twitter, searching for keywords that are most appropriate for their comment.
According to Twitter, the initiative will serve to improve conversation -the platform’s authentic obsession in recent months- and users can easily share what they have in mind, especially if they do not find the right words or want to do it in a sarcastic way or more fun with a GIF.
The update is now available for Twitter in the iOS and Android mobile applications, as well as on mobile.twitter.com. Where you still have to wait a bit is in the desktop version of the social network, in which users can not yet share a tweet including videos, GIF or photographs.