Twitter wants to allow users to view videos directly in their home timeline without leaving the platform
“Starting today on iOS, we’re testing a way to watch YouTube videos directly in your Home timeline, without leaving the conversation on Twitter,” Twitter said from its official support account.
Currently, when someone clicks on a link to a YouTube video within a tweet, they are sent to YouTube. The feature will allow them to watch such videos without leaving Twitter. Twitter has been testing new ways to improve how people share media on the platform.
Two new tests
Apart from the recently announced test for YouTube videos, the microblogging platform last week had announced two new tests for sharing media on the platform.
On one of the test, users on Android and iOS will be able to see the media on their timeline as it appears in the Tweet composer when a user uploads the same. This means that they will see the entire image on their timeline while scrolling rather than the cropped image that needs to be clicked on to expand.
“Sometimes it’s better said with a picture or a video. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be testing some ways to improve how you can share and view media on Twitter,” it had said.
“Now testing on Android and iOS: when you Tweet a single image, how the image appears in the Tweet composer is how it will look on the timeline –– bigger and better,” it added.