Well, it looks like Twitter will finally be able to display videos that don’t look like they’ve been shot using a potato. The company stated that it is working on a feature that will help videos appear clearer and not as pixelated as it now is. It’s clear that the problem has been brewing for a long time now and Twitter is looking at doing something about it. The new feature will disable a step in the conversion process that splits the video up into smaller chunks thus rendering it much more pixelated. While the changes have not rolled out completely just yet, once you’ve received the feature, you will then be able to, theoretically, upload videos that don’t look like they’re from 1996.
Some good news: we’ve made updates to improve video quality.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 24, 2021
Starting today, videos you upload to Twitter will appear less pixelated for a better watching experience. pic.twitter.com/lJPI14PVRV
Do note that Twitter has said that this feature will not apply to previously uploaded videos but will be available for newer video uploads. A lot of users have also reported that they have not noticed any changed in video quality in the past few days. Aside from all the ribbing, the video quality isn’t too bad but if it wants to compete with the bigs boys, it has to start playing the game.
Another feature that seems to be a much-requested one is the ability to edit a tweet. It would be nice to have the flexibility to edit out typos and mistakes in tweets instead of having to reply with the correction in the thread. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had, however, confirmed once in the past that it may never happen because they don't want users to alter the tweets and opinions once they get amplified or critiqued. The uneditable nature of posts remains an integral aspect of the platform, according to him.