If you rely heavily Twitter for your source of news and information, you will be pleased to learn that Twitter has recently updated its “expanded tweets” feature. This allows users to see more information at one glance and gives them a brief overview as to what they can expect, instead of having them click a link that takes them straight to the article, video or audio clip itself. For example in the picture above, a tweet by a publication such as the New York Times will not only provide a link to the article, but allows users to preview the article and even provides the Twitter account of the writer/publisher themselves.
Some of the websites that will be participating in the newly updated expanded tweets feature includes the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Der Spiegel Online, WWE, Buzzfeed, TMZ, BET’s 106 & Park, Lifetime, Dailymotion and Soundcloud. In fact audio clips from Soundcloud will now be embedded in these new expanded tweets, so users won’t have to leave Twitter or open a new window in order to listen to the clip. Prior to this update, Twitter only displayed YouTube videos and Instagram photos via the expanded tweets. More information on the update can be found at Twitter’s blog. So, who’s loving this new update?