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Twitter now lets you add photos, videos, or GIFs to retweets

The feature is available on iOS, Android, and Twitter’s mobile website.

Twitter now lets you add photos, videos, or GIFs to retweets
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Twitter aficionados broke out in collective applause last night after Twitter announced it is finally allowing users to add photos, videos, and GIFs to retweets and quoted tweets. The feature had long been requested by users. Of course, Twitter made the announcement in a tweet:

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Right now, the feature is available on mobile devices only, including iOS, Android, and the mobile Twitter website. Adding a media reply to a retweet is simple: Just tap “retweet with comment” and then tap the image or GIF icon in the toolbar.

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Twitter’s engineering team also tweeted about the new feature, which required multiple teams inside the company to bring it to fruition, including from the Twitter design team, which also has an interesting thread about how they tackled bringing the feature to users.

So what are you still doing here? Go retweet this article with a clever GIF!

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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