Twitter test plays YouTube videos directly in its iOS app

Kris Holt
·Contributing Writer
·1-min read

Twitter is testing a much-needed feature in its iOS app starting today. You’ll be able to watch YouTube videos directly in your Home feed. We only had to wait until 2021 for Twitter to get fully on board with YouTube embeds, which also work on the web app.

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You won’t need to move to the built-in browser or change apps to watch a YouTube video that someone tweeted, which is a solid quality-of-life update. Facebook, meanwhile, doesn't allow users to watch YouTube embeds.