Twitter has decided to go the TikTok route to showcase videos in a full-screen format
Twitter has made the decision to exhibit videos in a full-screen format similar to that of TikTok. This style of viewing videos has the potential to become the norm in the near future. The Twitter feed for videos will now always display in full-screen mode. The specifics are as follows:
Twitter is Looking to Put More of a Focus on ‘Immersive’ Viewing
When displaying a video, Twitter’s new media player will transition into full-screen mode, lending credence to the notion that it will deliver an immersive experience. When you click on a video, it will automatically play in full-screen mode, but you will still be able to like, comment, and share the video. There will also be the option to retweet available to users. In addition, in order to make the video feed even more comparable to TikTok, Instagram Reels, and even YouTube Shorts, you will now have the ability to use a gesture called Scroll Up in order to continue watching more videos in the same format. This will give you the opportunity to investigate a greater variety of materials.
You will be able to quit the full-screen mode and return to the feed that you were seeing before by simply tapping the back arrow option that will be available. This new update will first be accessible to users of iOS, and it is anticipated that it will soon become available to users of Android. This new adjustment is a way for Twitter to keep up with the trend and give users what they want, but it also has the potential to garner some unfavorable comments from some of those users. In case you were unaware, Instagram started experimenting with full-screen mode for its whole feed, but it had to be brought back after receiving some negative feedback. People’s reactions to the change that Twitter just made will be interesting to watch.
In addition to this, Twitter has included a new video carousel in the Explore area, which allows you to easily explore more popular videos. This is in addition to the tweets and trends that are already present. In some parts of the world, this feature can be used on both iOS and Android devices.