This new ability to embed or watch YouTube videos on Twitter is a quality-of-life feature that has been a long time coming. Currently, videos that are shared on the platform will appear as thumbnails that links you to YouTube instead – an approach that is still maintained on rival social media platform Facebook.
As seen from the example shown above, tweets featuring these videos will come with a YouTube logo situated beneath the embedded player. Like the regular videos that are uploaded to Twitter, it appears that YouTube videos can also be set to be played either automatically or manually by the user.
Twitter has yet to reveal when it is planning to fully roll out this new feature to all of its users. Similarly, it is not known if the test will be expanded to Android users as well in the near future.