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Twitter will now let you add images, videos, and GIFs to retweets

Twitter Engineering confirmed the feature was now enabled in a tweet that while it looked simple, required a bit of work.

Twitter will now let you add images, videos, and GIFs to retweets
Twitter will now let you retweet with GIFs, photos, and video

Twitter has introduced a new feature to let users include images, videos, and  GIFs to  retweets and quote tweets.

According to tweets from Twitter Engineering, the feature while it seemed simple required a bit of work in terms of readability, Comms MEA reports. During the first usability test, Twitter found it was challenging for people to quickly understand all the content in a Retweet with media. This was due to the layout; two large Tweets stacked on top of each other.

The final design feature now has a clearer visual hierarchy with a condensed inner Tweet, including an avatar in the inner Tweet to give more context helping you quickly see who’s talking and a simple box container for easier interactions.

The engineering team also confirmed that another update was coming soon to make retweets with media more interactive and easier to read.

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