Today Twitter just released a free new update to its app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that brings in-stream video, as well as image previews, to its main feed, according to an Oct 30 report in TUAW. Up until now users had to tap (or click) on separate links for Twitter images and Vine videos.
If you believe that a picture is worth a thousand words, then this free new app update magnifies the power of Twitter's 140 character tweet a million fold, because now with this new Twitter update you can tweet photos and in-stream videos without text. If you want to view an image full screen, just tap the image.
These in-stream video and image additions to your timeline do however, reduce the amount of text you see. If this effect is not to your liking, you can choose not to see images or in-stream video in your timeline. Simply go to Settings to toggle off this feature. This option is only available in the new Twitter app, not at the web site).
Besides incorporating in-stream video and images in the timeline, this free Twitter app update has also added reply, retweet, favorite and follow action buttons in the timeline to make it easier to join conversations.
Besides iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, this new look incorporating image previews and in-stream videos is also available for free for Android handsets.
Designed as a free universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, this Twitter update is a free download at the App Store.