New Twitter Overhaul Adds Photos & Video
SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney.com) -- Twitter's 145 million users will soon be able to embed photos and video clips into their 140-character-long tweets, the company announced on Tuesday as it unveiled one of its first major revamps.
The fast-growing microblogging service said the new features are part of a major overhaul focused on making Twitter more user-friendly.
"It's faster, it's easier and it's a richer experience," Evan Williams, Twitter co-founder and CEO, said at the company's San Francisco headquarters. "Simple things that are cryptic on Twitter today become a lot more clear."
The updated Twitter.com features an expanded sidebar that shows related content when you click on a specific Tweet, eliminating the need to toggle back and forth between different Web pages. The company partnered with 16 media providers, included Yahoo's Flickr and Google's YouTube, to let users embed pictures and playable videos directly on Twitter.com. That cuts a step out of the previous navigation path, which required clicking on a link to view images or clips.
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