How To View Multimedia Right In Your Twitter Stream

Get ready Slideshare, Ping, and Instagram fanatics! You can now view all that multimedia goodness right in your stream on Twitter.com. No more excessive clicking, copying, pasting, and all that junk.

Users can now access embedded multimedia content from more than 20 different partners. Click on a Tweet with a link to media, and the details pane on the right lets you view embedded media from partners like YouTube, Flickr and USTREAM. You can also hear iTunes song previews and share music with your friends by linking your Twitter account to Ping, iTunes’ new social network for music.

In a blog post, Twitter outlined the functions of the five new services:

  • blip.tv: Watch more than 50,000 independently-produced Web TV shows.
  • Instagram: View mobile photos, personalized with Instagram’s colorful filters.
  • Rdio: When a subscriber Tweets out a song, you can listen to full-length songs right inside the details pane, for the first time ever.
  • SlideShare: Read and share entire presentations, directly on Twitter.
  • Dipdive: See photos, videos and new works from Dipdive’s community of artists.

Twitter promises that more multimedia content partnerships will emerge in the next few months. Here’s an example of a YouTube clip in a stream: