Twitter Brings New Way to Respond Tweets With Photos Or Videos
Twitter will be implementing a TikTok feature that lets users react to tweets with photos or videos. This 'Quote Tweet with the reaction', allows users to post video reactions to tweets in coexistence with the tweet embedded.
Furthermore, users can tap on the 'Quote tweet with reaction' icon from the Retweet menu to react to a tweet with an image or video. Twitter is calling this new feature Tweet Takes, this feature is quite similar to TikTok's video replies. Currently, this feature is in the beta stage for iOS users.
The Twitter Support team on January 7th, 2022 shared a tweet about this new feature, briefly explaining how the feature works. How does it work? Easy, all you have to do is tap the 'Quote Tweet with reaction' option while retweeting, then add a photo or video. It's that simple. The Twitter official also made a demonstration by posting a reaction quote tweet
‘Quote Tweet with reaction' feature is similar to Twitter's Fleets feature which was closed in August 2021. The Fleets feature was quite similar to Instagram Stories that allows users to share tweets with screenshots or videos from their gallery. It was shut down due to low user usage of this feature. So it's quite a surprise we get Tweet Takes feature that was quite similar to Fleets.
However, it seems Twitter won't be giving up anytime soon as they keep adding new features to compete with other social media platforms like TikTok, WhatsApp, and Instagram. In fact, Twitter recently rolled out a TikTok-like Explore tab for users in some parts of the world. This allows users to easily check for top trending content in the platform.
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