Twitter is finally fixing its frustratingly low video quality, but the upgrade won’t apply to previously uploaded videos.
Last week, Twitter shared some great news. From now on, all videos uploaded to the platform will “appear less pixelated for a better watching experience.” The announcement, which came in a Tweet from the platform’s Support account, was welcomed by Twitter community as the poor quality of Twitter videos has frustrated users for quite some time.
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong publicly put the supposed improvement to the test. She uploaded a video and gained the desired result, as the newly added video did look better. Twitter also issued a video in reply to Wong’s test. This second video supports the improved video quality.
u wanna go pic.twitter.com/UVuZJZkHvX
— erin | sigh.eth (@erinbeess) September 24, 2021
However, the quality in both videos is not as good as videos uploaded to other platforms like YouTube or Twitch. Also, the video quality upgrade only applies to new videos on the platform – uploaded after the announcement.
In other news, Twitter may also be working on video playback speed options, as explained by Jane Manchun Wong in a recent Tweet.
Twitter is working on video playback speed options pic.twitter.com/5PH9lQPSfj
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 20, 2021
Featured image: Twitter
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