Twitter is upgrading its retweets function, allowing users to interact in different ways.
Users can now add a video, GIF, or photo to a retweet. Prior to the update, users could only use text with a retweet or quote tweet.
The feature is now live on iOS, Android, and the mobile website versions of Twitter.
Twitter is also now aiming to make conversations on the platform easier by prototyping a new user interface for thread replies.
The Twitter engineering account stated in an update: “the most exciting part of this project was that we were working on a feature that many people asked for. We’re very excited to launch this feature across Twitter, and we can’t wait to see it being used by all of you".
It's easy to express yourself by Retweeting with a comment. What if you could take it a step further and include media? Starting today, you can! Retweet with photos, a GIF, or a video to really make your reaction pop. Available on iOS, Android, and https://t.co/AzMLIfU3jB. pic.twitter.com/Oir5Hpkb2F— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 6, 2019