Twitter is looking to increase engagement on Fleets with a new feature that lets you add videos or images as backgrounds to your Fleets.
Twitter is looking to increase engagement on Fleets with a new feature that allows you to add images or videos as a background when Fleeting your Tweets. The feature was first spotted in testing, but it has now been announced for iOS.
When composing a Fleet, you can now tap on the camera icon to take a photo or record a video. Alternatively, you can tap on the image icon to choose one from your camera roll.
How to Add a Video or Image to a Fleet
- Tap on the share icon on a Tweet, and then tap on “Share in a Fleet.”
- Tap on the camera icon to take a photo or video to add to your Fleet.
- Alternatively, tap on the image icon to choose an image or video from your camera roll.
Apart from bringing a more visual flair to your Fleets, it will allow you to comment more easily on the Tweets that you Fleet.
Fleet all about it: now you can add an image or video when you Fleet a Tweet on iOS.
▪️ Tap the share icon on a Tweet, then “Share in a Fleet”
▪️ Tap the camera icon to take a photo/video to add to the Fleet
▪️ Or tap the image icon to choose one from your camera roll https://t.co/ltCwzUxmQK
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 20, 2021
As explained by Twitter designer @shuangsta last month, Twitter wanted to give people the ability to easily “share media-based ephemeral commentary and responses to Tweets.”
“Capturing directly on Twitter enables off-the-cuff responses and commentary, while adding from the media gallery supports fun use cases like memes, for the Extremely Online™ (…all of us at the moment),” she says.
Twitter is looking to increase engagement on Fleets with a new feature that lets you add videos or images as backgrounds in your Fleets on iOS.
As @wongmjane shared, the Fleets team is working on the ability to add a video or image when sharing a Tweet, captured directly through Twitter or from your media gallery. 😌 Here's a little 🧵 about what we're doing and why! https://t.co/tzFKX97eYC
— ee (@shuangsta) March 19, 2021
We have no indication of when it might roll out on Android.