Twitter Enhances Viewing Options For Photos, Videos and Related Tweets

Twitter is kicking that photo/video train into high gear, with its announcement of new photo and video features that are rolling out, starting today. Steamrolling out, rather.

And not only that, they’re making it easier to view related tweets, making Twitter more conversational.

You may not see the changes Twitter announced on your page yet – but you will.

If you click on an image and it suddenly fills up your screen (without taking you to another screen), you’ll know you have the new photo viewing options. And it will look like this:



And you’ll also see your Vines in the media gallery along with “YouTube, Vimeo, and other partners whose videos appear in expanded Tweets.”

Yes, Twitter’s new photo and video features are pretty cool – but the ability to view related tweets is even cooler:

You can check out a longer example Twitter provided here.

So, no more following endless @replies and mentions to see the big picture. That’s pretty nice.

Which update is your favorite?

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