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How to add GIFs, photos, and videos to your quote tweets

Twitter announced the new feature on Monday.


Mikael Thalen


Posted on May 7, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:08 pm CDT

GIFs, photos, and even videos can now be used in quote tweets, Twitter announced Monday. The new feature is currently available for those using Android and iOS devices, plus Twitter’s mobile site.

The new function comes after months of work and repeated requests from users, according to Twitter’s product design and research team.

“The most exciting part of this project was that we were working on a feature that many people asked for,” Twitter’s design team said. “We’re very excited to launch this feature across Twitter, and we can’t wait to see it being used by all of you.”

The new addition is simple and just as easy to use as the current quote tweet function.

How to add GIFs, photos, or videos to your quote tweets

First, press the retweet icon under any tweet and select “Retweet with comment.” Next, choose the media or GIF icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. After finding the GIF, photo, or video you’d like to use, simply click the “Retweet” button, and you’re done!

Both Game of Thrones and NASA have already tried out the function. Here’s what it looks like in action.

Before the addition, Twitter users were only able to make an original tweet or reply to a tweet with photos and videos.

While the option is not available for desktop users, Twitter announced the new update is only the beginning.

“Another update is coming soon to make Retweets with media more interactive and easier to read,” Twitter wrote. “We’re also exploring more ways to help people express themselves. Stay tuned!”


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*First Published: May 7, 2019, 3:16 pm CDT