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Twitter Testing TikTok-Like Tweet Reaction Video Feature on iOS

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Twitter is getting a TikTok feature that will allow users to react to tweets with photos and videos. The microblogging platform has started testing a new ‘Quote Tweet with Reaction’ feature, which allows users to post a video reaction along with the tweet. Users can tap on the ‘Quote Tweet with response’ icon from the Retweet menu. By tapping on that, they’ll be able to respond to a Tweet that has an image or video embedded in the original Tweet. Twitter is calling the in reaction video or photo Tweet Take. This functionality is similar to TikTok’s video replies. Twitter confirmed that the new feature is being tested on iOS.

Twitter support team on January 7th tweeted About testing the new feature. As mentioned, users can share customized reaction videos for the tweet with the ‘Tweet with quote’ option while retweeting. When a user clicks on the option, it will take them to a screen where they can add a photo or video or create one with an embedded tweet from their device library. Additionally, a Twitter official Posted Tweet a response quote to demonstrate the feature.

The launch of ‘Quote Tweet with Reaction’ comes nearly five months after the company announced the closure of a similar feature – Fleets. Fleets were similar to Instagram Stories and allowed users to share their tweets along with screenshots, photos or videos from their gallery. Fleet, like Instagram Stories, was set to disappear after 24 hours. Twitter shut down its fleet in August last year, eight months after its launch. The company said it did not see an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets as it expected.

Since then, the microblogging website has been adding several new features to rival the social media platforms owned by TikTok, Clubhouse and Meta. Recently, Twitter introduced a TikTok-like Explore tab for users in limited countries. The tab helps users quickly view the top trending content on the platform. With it, users can swipe up to view video, image and text-based tweets vertically on the platform.


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