A new back and forth feature that lets you skip video almost the same way people do on YouTube is now being added to Twitter. This small, but very important update, will let you quick-tap any video either on the left or right side of your screen to skip it back or forward by five seconds, Android Police reports.
Unlike what we have in YouTube where you double-tap a video to skip it back or forward, that of Twitter only requires a single tap. Also, while that of YouTube increases by 10 seconds, Twitter’s new video control only allows for five minutes.
The video control has not been seen by many users, which either means it is still being tested or is gradually being rolled out.
Twitter is also gradually rolling out or testing a new indicator feature. Just like some third-party apps, Twitter is now alerting some users which client tweets emanated from. This shows that a new update has either been released or being tested to rolled out at a yet-to-be announced date.
The alert showing which Twitter client a tweet was sent from can be seen on the right of your timestamp. While some users are already seeing this, according to Android Police, some are not so lucky—at least at the moment.
A few weeks ago, Twitter announced an update to the Explore tab for iOS—a new tab at the top of the page now organizes all the best tweets “picked just for you.” When you visit the tab on your iPhone or iPad, you will see sections such as Entertainment, Sports, News, and Fun at the top. When you tap on any of them, you will see trending topics for that particular section. It is a way to get people to use the Explore feature that was launched last year by Twitter.
Twitter is also is testing a chronological timeline that may excite millions of users at least when compared to a few other features currently being tested.
Chronological timeline will display tweets by post time, instead of showing algorithmically that we all have been used to for a while now. Well, it might not be in the order of importance necessarily, but at least you will get to see those tweets as they are posted by other users in your timeline.
Chronological timeline will be represented by a new button that will appear on the top right corner of your feed. When you click it, you will be presented with options for ‘switch to latest tweets’ and content ‘preferences.’
The button will always allow you to switch back to previous settings. That means you will still be able to go back to how things were before the switch—so, it is not a permanent one.
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