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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Now Lets You Re-tweet with GIFS, Images and Videos

However, details about the desktop availability and functionality of this feature remain unclear as of now

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Micro-blogging site Twitter has rolled a new feature that allows its 326 million users to add images, videos and GIFs to their re-tweets.

Available for both Android as well as iOS users, the feature was announced on the micro-blogging site itself late on Monday.

“It’s easy to express yourself by re-tweeting with a comment. What if you could take it a step further and include media? Starting today, you can retweet with photos, a GIF, or a video to really make your reaction pop,” Twitter Support posted.

The feature has also been made available on Twitter’s mobile website.

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“We found it was challenging for people to quickly understand all the content in a retweet with media. This was due to the layout; two large tweets stacked on top of each other,” The Verge quoted a Twitter spokesperson as saying.

As a solution, the micro-blogging site now puts the original tweet in a smaller, indented box with the user’s avatar still visible, and it makes their media full width, the report added.

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However, details about the desktop availability and functionality of this feature remain unclear as of now.

“If you’re seeing this on a desktop browser, it’s not going to look quite right. Hopefully Twitter will fix that before long,” the report noted. (IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi Drops ‘Chowkidar’ from Twitter Handle

Soon after, the Prime Minister added ‘Chowkidar’ prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dropped the ‘Chowkidar’ (watchman) prefix from his official Twitter handle and urged BJP leaders to do the same.

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he tweeted: “The people of India became Chowkidars and rendered great service to the nation. Chowkidar has become a powerful symbol to safeguard India from the evils of casteism, communalism, corruption and cronyism. Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar spirit to the next level.”

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“Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress. The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too,” he added.

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In March, Modi tweeted a video with the hashtag ‘#MainBhiChowkidar’ (I am also a watchman) and called all those a watchman who are fighting corruption, dirt, social evils and are working for the progress of India.

Soon after, the Prime Minister added ‘Chowkidar’ prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed. (IANS)