Designing the Twitter Video for iOS | @Stammy


An excellent narrative of how Twitter's new Video component was developed for iOS, by @Stammy and worth a read. Beyond the technical challenges, it prompts designers to think in terms of interaction and animation.  

For a platform that is public, real-time, conversational and widely distributed, we needed native video support to let people capture the moment and share the world around them.
— Cited in @Stammy's post
In mid-2011, Twitter rolled out the ability to natively tweet photos. 2013 brought media-forward timelines with inline photos. 2014 ushered in multi-photo tweets and animated GIF support. We've just announced Twitter Video to help you capture the moment and tweet video from within the iOS and Android apps.

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