Twitter is testing a new feature in its iOS app. This feature allows users to play YouTube videos directly from tweets. This new dynamic follows Twitter’s initiative to improve the viewing of multimedia content from mobile.
The new way to watch YouTube videos without leaving Twitter
So you won’t have to leave the conversation or timeline to view the YouTube video or deal with links. A simple click on the tweet and you’re done. This is part of the new dynamics that Twitter is testing to improve the way it displays multimedia content on the timeline.
We have already seen that it plans to change the way it displays images in tweets, giving them full size, without cropping. A dynamic that will be applied to the display of images from mobile. And of course, there will be exceptions, images that are very wide or tall will have cropping applied to them.
On the other hand, Twitter is also testing the loading and display of 4K images from mobile apps. And now it is the turn of YouTube videos so that their display does not interrupt the conversation on the platform. At the moment, this feature is being tested only on iOS devices with a small group of users in the United States, Japan, Canada, among other countries.
This test will last a month, and depending on the results, it may be extended to more users in the future. So we will have to wait to see if this feature will officially arrive in the coming months.