Twitter is launching a new test that will allow users to put images, videos, and GIFs in a single multimedia tweet. Until now, users could only post one form of media per tweet. But this new format will shake things up and allow people to combine multiple formats in one tweet.
The company confirmed the test and said it will be available to some users for a limited time. It added that accounts can add tags to both photos and videos in the tweet.
“We are testing a new feature with select accounts for a limited time that allows people to mix up to four media items in a single tweet, regardless of format. We see that people are having more visual conversations on Twitter and are using images, GIFs and videos to make these conversations more exciting. With this test, we hope to learn how people combine these different media formats to express themselves more creatively on Twitter than 280 characters,” the company said in a statement.
While some users have tweeted about the feature, it’s not clear what different media would look like from a single tweet. We’ve asked Twitter for more details.
When we pass screenshots from app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi in April, users see different media in a carousel in the tweet composer and can easily remove or add them or change their order.
Twitter has been running some limited tests in recent months. Earlier this week, it announced that it was experimenting with a MySpace-like status feature that would allow you to add a tag like “Hot Take,” “Unpopular Opinion” or “Vacation Mode.”
Earlier this month, it also began testing a co-author tweet feature called Co-Tweets and custom timelines built by developers.