Twitter Tests In-Stream Photos and Videos

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You may soon be able to post more than just 140 characters on Twitter. Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users to post videos and photos in their Twitter streams.

Some have spotted the feature, while most probably never had it. Twitter gave Mashable the following statement:

"We’re constantly exploring features and settings. What you saw was a small test of a potential consumption setting for inline media. We show inline media on our own iPhone and Android (Android) apps."

The description that accompanied the "Tweet Media" setting on those accounts that had access to it said, "By default, you’ll only see images and videos shared by people you’re following, and reveal those by people you’re not. Check this box to see media from everyone on Twitter."

It's unclear whether or not Twitter will go forward with making this a feature, but it would not be surprising. It may mean bad news for other third-party apps that let users post photos and video, but it wouldn't be the first time Twitter released its own functionalities that compete with its own ecosystem.

Chris Crum

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