Twitter decided to put an end to the cumbersome task of including multimedia files of different formats in tweets with Mixed Media, a new feature that enables users to combine images, videos, and even GIFs, in a single tweet, eliminating the need to publish separate tweets or creating a thread when, for example, you wanted to show an image and a video at the same time. Do not know how to do it? Let us explain it to you now.
How to add images, videos, and GIFs in the same tweet
The new feature called Mixed Media is currently only available for iOS and Android devices. However, tweets that include multiple media formats will be visible on any device, including the web version of Twitter, and devices without the newest version of the app. Now, how can we insert images, videos, and GIFs in the same tweet? Just follow these steps.
- Update or download the latest version of the Twitter app.
- Open the application and click on the + button at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on the image icon at the bottom. Select the videos or photos you want to include in the tweet.
- Then select Add.
- To insert a GIF in the same tweet, tap the GIF icon at the bottom, next to the poll button. Search or select the GIF of your choice.
- Now, you will see that all media files are combined in the same tweet. If you want, you can add descriptive text to each image or write something in the tweet.
- To share it, just tap on the Tweet button displayed at the top of the screen.
What are the limits for combining multimedia files in a single tweet?
Being able to add images, videos, and GIFs in the same tweet with the new Mixed Media feature has some limitations. They are the following:
- Only four multimedia elements can be included in a single tweet, regardless of their format. This means that you can insert four videos in the same tweet, but you will not be able to add any images or GIFs.
- Similarly, you can select up to four GIFs or, for example, upload two GIFs with a photo or video. However, unlike images and clips, it is not possible to select multiple GIFs at the same time. They must be added to the tweet one at a time.