Reverse-coder Jane Manchun Wong never ceases to amaze; this time, she has uncovered a new posting option currently being tested by Twitter.
You can see the function in action in the original Tweet posted by Wong below:
Twitter is working on the ability to capture to add custom background to a Fleet pic.twitter.com/A35er5Av1l
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 17, 2021
The update being tested allows a user to set a custom background for a Fleet, by either selecting an image or video from their camera roll or capturing live. Presently, when posting a Fleet, users are stuck with a default colored background.
The update would add more visual interest for Fleets, as Social Media Today observes:
[W]hen replying to a question posed in a tweet, this new option would add camera and camera roll access icons into the Fleets composer tools (there’s also a new stickers option in this example). That would then enable more visual response, and new ways to engage via Fleet.
You can see what exactly this looks like in a photo shared by Wong below:
Fleets user experience designer @shuangsta explained some of the benefits of the potential update, remarking:
“Capturing directly on Twitter enables off-the-cuff responses and commentary, while adding from the media gallery supports fun use cases like memes, for the Extremely Online.”