Twitter is testing a new feature on Apple’s iOS devices that will allow users to view YouTube videos directly from Twitter, without leaving the app. “Starting today on iOS, we are testing a way to watch YouTube videos directly on your home timeline, without leaving the conversation on Twitter,” said Twitter from its official support account.
As of now, Twitter redirects users to the YouTube app when they click on a video. They should leave the Twitter app in the background. With the new feature, videos will be played directly within the Twitter application, eliminating the need to switch applications. Check out the tweet below.
Starting today on iOS, we are testing a way to watch YouTube videos directly on your home timeline, without leaving the conversation on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/V4qzMJMEBs
– Twitter support (@TwitterSupport) March 18, 2021
Twitter working to improve media sharing experiences
Twitter has also been improving the ways of sharing media through the app. The platform had also announced two new features last week that are still being tested.
The first of these is a feature for Android and iOS applications that will allow users to see the full size of the media in their timelines, rather than a cropped one that is expanded to the full version with one click. This will allow users to scroll through the feed to see the media as it was uploaded.
“Now testing on Android and iOS: When you tweet a single image, the way the image appears in the Tweet composer is how it will look on the timeline – bigger and better,” Twitter said.
The app has also been working on the ability to allow users to share 4K images on Android and iOS. Once the feature is configured through the ‘Data Usage’ section, Twitter users will be able to share high-resolution 4K images.