X Video Views Up 465% In Last 10 Days, Says CEO Yaccarino In The Run Up To NY Fashion Week

Days after Elon Musk revealed that video videos on X (formerly Twitter) have "roughly doubled" in the last year, CEO Linda Yaccarino revealed that video views have shot up 465% in the last ten days alone.

What Happened: Yaccarino's revelation shows that the changes in X's video player interface and other improvements have led to a rapid increase in video consumption on the platform.

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Yaccarino also said the social media platform is all set to make the most of the upcoming New York Fashion Week, which begins Thursday, September 7th.

"It’s NY Fashion Week! @X is ready for the runway — video views are up 465% over the past 10 days. Let’s do this," Yaccarino posted.

Why It Matters: X has been traditionally text-focused – it added image and video support in 2010, years after co-founder Jack Dorsey posted the first tweet (now called a post) in 2006.

However, since taking over the control of X, Musk has embarked on making X the "everything app" – including payments, audio and video calling, and shopping, apart from the usual social media content.

In line with this, Musk has undertaken several improvements to how users consume video on X – this includes expanding the video toolset to allow extended video length of up to three hours for X Premium subscribers, support for 1080p quality, and allowing users to download videos.

Musk believes this will give X a leg up it needs over Mark Zuckerberg-led Meta Platforms Inc.'s META Facebook and Instagram.

Musk also managed to get former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to post his hour-long show titled "Tucker on X" on the platform. Carlson has managed to create a large-enough audience that he now posts multiple episodes every week on X.

It remains to be seen if Yaccarino and Musk's efforts to boost video consumption on X pay off in the long term.

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