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Twitter Adds New Video Playback Speed Controls, Flags Coming Video Updates

Twitter has added new playback speed controls for videos in the app, giving users more control over how they watch videos. The company is also working on a number of other video features, including picture-in-picture playback, automated transcripts, and a dedicated video tab.

Twitter has added new playback speed controls for videos in the app, giving users more control over how they watch videos. The new feature allows users to slow down or speed up videos, which can be helpful for watching longer videos or for people who have difficulty hearing or understanding speech.

A screenshot of the Twitter app showing the new playback speed controls.
A screenshot of the Twitter app showing the new playback speed controls.

In addition to the new playback speed controls, Twitter has also announced that it is working on a number of other video features, including:

  • Picture-in-picture playback: This feature will allow users to watch videos while they are using other apps.
  • Automated transcripts: This feature will create transcripts of videos, which can be helpful for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Dedicated video tab: This tab will make it easier for users to find and watch videos.
  • Video download options: This feature will allow users to download videos to watch offline.

These new video features are part of Twitter's broader effort to make the app more video-friendly. The company has been investing heavily in video in recent years, and it is clear that it sees video as a key part of its future.

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