Chief Designer Announces Exciting New Features on Twitter

At a time when the microblogging platform is looking to improve its video sharing and browsing experience to compete with other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, Twitter chief designer Andrea Conway announced on Friday a set of new features related to video viewing. on the platform.

Judging by the image attached to the post, the video player interface will be updated with additional options, combined into one convenient menu.

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The menu also has options such as displaying captions or subtitles for video titles, as well as controlling the video playback speed by speeding up or slowing down the playback. speed, in addition to being able to share videos through other apps and being able to report offensive videos, according to an Arab tech news portal.

Quality control option

It is also possible to download the video, which will save it directly to the device’s memory, without the need to use other applications or services to download video from Twitter.

Conway said that users will get the ability to control video quality and a picture-in-picture feature when playing a video on Twitter, as it can be displayed as a floating mini-window while continuing to scroll instead of full-screen, a feature previously confirmed by Twitter owner Elon Musk.

Twitter Blue

Notably, last year, the Twitter platform launched the ability to share and watch long videos that take up the entire screen space, such as TikTok and Reels videos on Instagram.

Subscribers to the paid Twitter Blue service were previously able to upload long videos up to a maximum of two hours, compared to 140 seconds for regular users, but Twitter still doesn’t support 4K video resolution like YouTube does.

Brice Foster
With over a decade of experience, Brice Foster is an accomplished journalist and digital media expert. In addition to his Master's in Digital Media from UC Berkeley, he also holds a Bachelor's in Journalism from USC. Brice has spent the past five years writing for WS News Publishers on a variety of topics, including technology, business, and international affairs.

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