Social media platform Twitter announced it is now much easier for its users in Africa to enjoy video on its platform. In a statement made available to TechMoran, Twitter said native videos, Vines and GIFs will begin to play back automatically.
“You can keep up with the action without missing a Tweet and get a better sense of what’s been shared instantly,” Twitter stated.
This is how the new feature works. Once you tap the video, sound will turn on and the video will continue to play in an expanded view. If you turn the video to landscape mode, the sound will automatically turn on and the video will expand to fill the screen.
“Twitter gives the users ultimate control through your settings; they can choose to revert to the previous click-to-play experience all the time or simply have videos autoplay only when you’re connected to Wi-Fi,” Twitter said.
If you are somewhere with high data rates or you have low bandwidth on your device, Twitter will opt you out of autoplay to avoid unexpected charges or slow performance; so you’ll continue to see videos as click-to-play.
The social media giant said from today, it has started to roll out this change to everyone on Twitter for iOS and twitter.com; the Android version is coming soon.