Twitter to Show Photos and Videos in the Stream….
A new Twitter setting called “Tweet Media” has rolled out to some of Twitter’s users, strongly suggesting that the company will soon embed videos and photos in the stream.Tweet Media, which the Mashable team and others have been able to access under Twitter’s account settings, asks you whether or not you want to show photos and videos from everyone. It also comes with the following description of the setting:
“By default, you’ll only see images and videos shared by people you’re following, and reveal those by people you’re not. Check this box to see media from everyone on Twitter.”
It seems clear that Twitter is about to add multimedia in the Twitter.com stream, which could radically change the entire Twitter experience. It doesn’t seem like the feature is active currently though, even if you activate Tweet Media in your settings.We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment. We’ll update this post as we learn more.
Update: It looks like Twitter has removed the Tweet Media setting from all accounts; it’s not longer available if you check your account settings. We’re investigating.
Update 2: Twitter confirms that it is testing inline multimedia. The following is a statement we just received from Twitter:
We’re constantly exploring features and settings. What you saw was a small test of a potential consumption setting for inline media. We show inline media on our own iPhone and Android apps.