At a time when the micro-blogging platform seeks to improve the video sharing and viewing experience in order to compete with other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, Twitter chief designer Andrea Conway announced Friday the advent of a set of new features related to watching videos on the platform.
According to the image attached to the tweet, the video player interface will be updated to add more options, while compiling them into one easy-to-access menu.
The menu also includes options such as displaying captions or subtitles for the video Captions, controlling the video playback speed by accelerating or slowing down the playback speed, in addition to the option to share the video through other applications, and the option to report offensive videos, according to the Arab portal for technical news.
Quality control option
There is also an option to download the video, which will save it directly to the storage memory of the device, without the need to use other applications or services to download videos from Twitter.
Conway said that users will get the option to control the quality of the video, and the “picture in picture” feature when playing the video on Twitter, as it can be displayed as a floating mini-window while continuing to scroll, instead of the full screen, a feature confirmed by the owner of the Twitter company. Elon Musk earlier too.
It is noteworthy that the Twitter platform launched last year the ability to share and watch long videos that occupy the entire screen space, such as TikTok, and Reels videos on Instagram.
Subscribers to the paid “Twitter Blue” service earlier got the advantage of uploading long videos up to a maximum of two hours, compared to 140 seconds for regular users, but Twitter still does not yet support 4K video resolution like YouTube.