Videos are a huge part of the public conversation, and they’re one of the most engaging ways people can express themselves online. In fact, videos shared on Twitter receive billions of combined views every year.
To help make it easier to find and watch what’s happening, Twitter is rolling out two new updates to how you experience videos on Twitter starting today. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect, and how to use them.
Immersive viewing and easy discovery
Twitter’s updated immersive media viewer expands videos to full screen with a single click, allowing you to easily access the full, immersive viewing experience. To activate it, simply tap/click on a video in the Twitter app.
Once the video has been launched in full screen mode, we’ve made video discovery easier as well. Just scroll up to start browsing more engaging video content. If you want to exit the viewer and go back to the original Tweet, click the back arrow in the top left corner.
Showing more videos in Explore
Say hello to the newest addition to Twitter’s Explore tab.
With the new video carousel, you can now easily find more videos you like alongside Tweets and Trends that might interest you. Just open the Explore tab to discover some of the most popular videos being shared on Twitter.
The video carousel is currently available to people in select countries using Twitter in English on iOS and Android.
Making Twitter the best place for video
The platform wants to make it easy for everyone to their service in the way that best fits their needs, and videos (including fun movie teasers) an important part of that.
Keep your eyes on Twitter for more updates on how they’re working to improve your media experience.