Twitter has made several major changes to its service this year, including no longer making photos against your 140-character limit, giving its Android app a makeover, launching an algorithmic timeline, and adding a dedicated GIF button to its apps. Now Twitter has set its sights on video.
Twitter today said that it’s extending the maximum length of videos posted to its service. Previously, Twitter users could only post videos up to 30 seconds long, but starting today, Twitterers can post videos up to 140 seconds in length. Yep, just like the number of characters in a tweet.
Also coming to Twitter are suggested videos for you to watch after you watch a clip. Twitter says that tapping on a video will launch you into a full-screen viewing experience, after which you’ll see suggested Twitter and Vine videos that you might like. This feature is coming soon to Android and iOS.
Twitter today also dropped some news about Vine (which is owned by Twitter). Vine users will soon be able to add 140-second videos to their Vines, which would make the six-second clips act like a trailer for the longer video.
How often do you post videos to Twitter?