Twitter has announced a change to the way we tweet. They are now allowing users to add photos, videos and GIFs to “retweets”. Before the announcement, users could only reply to or compose a new tweet with photos or videos. Users had been urging Twitter to enable this capability for many months prior to the announcement. “Starting today, you can do something new with your Retweets – add a GIF,” Twitter said in a statement. “Now, the same photos, videos, and GIFs that you add to a Tweet can be added to a Retweet, making it easier to share what’s on your mind and join the conversation when you can’t find the right words.”
To take advantage of the tool:
- Hit the retweet button
- Select “Retweet with comment”
- Select the GIF button or the image button and choose your favourite image or short clip
- Hit “Retweet” as usual.
The feature is currently only available for iOS and Android mobile users, in addition to Twitter’s mobile site, but it’s possible that the firm could roll it out for desktop users in the future.
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