An example of an expanded tweet showing video from the Wall Street Journal
As well as showing the article headline and introduction, the new feature from Twitter will also in some cases show the user the Twitter accounts of the publisher and journalist, the company explained in a blog post announcing the new feature which is currently being rolled out.
Other news outlets which are said to have partnered with Twitter to offer the new feature includes Breaking News, TIME, the San Francisco Chronicle and Der Spiegel Online.
Audio platform SoundCloud announced on Twitter that its clips will also feature in expanded tweets, adding the update "will be available for everyone soon".
"It’s easier than ever to discover breaking news and bylines. When you expand a Tweet linking to a news article by The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle or Der Spiegel Online, you can see a preview with the headline, the introduction and sometimes the Twitter accounts of the publisher and writer.
"You can continue to read the article, follow these accounts, and reply, favorite or retweet the Tweet."
Twitter added that the update is being rolled out to users on Twitter.com and mobile "and it’s coming soon to Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android".
- Journalism.co.uk reported yesterday that Twitter had appointed the Washington Post's social media editor Mark Luckie as a creative content manager for journalism and the media, which will see him "serving as a liaison between Twitter and the journalism community". Luckie is due to start with Twitter later this month.