Twitter to add 15-sec forward, back buttons along with pic in pic mode

Twitter chief Elon Musk said the microblogging platform will add 15-second forward and backward search buttons while a video is playing, along with a picture-in-picture mode for users to view while scrolling.

Responding to a Twitter user who asked Musk to add 15-second forward and back search buttons, he said, “Coming next week, with pic in pic, so you can watch as you scroll.”

Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode shrinks a video into a small player so users can continue watching while using other apps on their mobile device.

Moreover, these new features will enable users to watch videos seamlessly while scrolling through their timelines.

Many users have expressed their thoughts on this development on Twitter.

One user commented, “Thanks. This exact feature is one I wanted too and I think it’s lacking.”

“Thank you, I skip a lot of videos because of this,” said another user.

“Pretty much all of these suggestions ‘make it as good as YouTube’ – wonder how much cheaper it would probably cost to clone YouTube features now with AI assisted programming,” wrote another user.

Meanwhile, Twitter is preparing to take on YouTube as it has now allowed paid users to upload videos up to two hours long to the platform.

The microblogging platform also changed its Twitter Blue page and announced that the video file size limit for paid users has been raised from 2GB to 8GB.

The tech billionaire also announced the voice and video chat feature earlier this month, along with other features like encrypted DMs.

– Jans


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First published: May 21, 2023 | 3:11 p.m ist