Yeah, I’m undecided that that is going to be an enormous practical addition, however with the platform’s growing push in the direction of video content material, it might be invaluable, in numerous methods.
In keeping with a brand new submit from X designer Andrea Conway, you’ll quickly be capable to add timestamp-based links for video clips shared in-stream.
As you possibly can see on this instance, timestamp hyperlinks will allow you to direct viewers to a selected phase of the video clip, with the playback to start at that time.
Which is useful whenever you’re trying to spotlight a selected level, although most individuals simply screenshot or clip smaller segments for a similar function.
Although there are nonetheless many posts that refer individuals to “take a look at 2:29” and the like, so it could serve a invaluable function on this respect. However it looks like a fairly minor replace, which is certainly one of my foremost considerations for X shifting ahead.
As a result of whereas the X workforce has been eager to tout its progress, and its fast tempo of improvement beneath Elon Musk, virtually the entire new improvements that it’s rolled out since Musk took over on the app had truly been in improvement lengthy earlier than he wandered into the constructing carrying a sink and laughing.
Certainly, out of a listing of 73 key updates applied over the previous 9 months, which the X workforce lately shared to spotlight their efforts, solely 12 of them had been totally new.
Most, like Neighborhood Notes and Subscriptions, have been tweaked and amplified as a part of the brand new push, however they had been in place properly earlier than Musk got here in. The primary new updates of observe have been its revamped X Premium verification program, the addition of longer video uploads, the launch of its advert income share program, bookmark counts, voice and video calls (nonetheless in improvement), the Highlights tab, and job listings.
However that’s it. There hasn’t been an inflow of latest concepts for the app which have revolutionized the best way that it’s used.
My concern right here is that now, the X workforce has just about exhausted its pantry of concepts that the earlier Twitter workforce had shelved. As such, it’ll now be left to its personal gadgets, and to date, not lots of its new initiatives have both caught on, or been utterly completed as but.
Which is comprehensible, on condition that the app has additionally cut 80% of its staff in that very same time interval. On this respect, any improvement in any respect is a big achievement, however after we’re getting right down to timestamp hyperlinks as a brand new announcement, it looks like issues might be working slightly skinny, each on inspiration and sources.
However it’s one thing, and it might be of extra worth if X can get extra unique video content material posted to its app, which new chief Yaccarino will probably be tasked with. But when it’s an indication of developments to return, it looks as if X’s fast tempo might be slowing, now that it’s used up every part it already had out there.