Twitter Launches Mobile Video Camera and Group Direct MessagingJan 29, 2015 Scott Lee Google Plus Link 1 Comment
Twitter have revealed in a blog post that they have started rolling out two fresh new features: group messaging and a new mobile video experience.
If you want to have a private conversation on Twitter, then you can. This is a great addition to the vastly public experience that users experience on the platform. Lots of users may prefer to read their Tweets but then converse about them privately. It could even be that users also want to continue a public conversation in a private environment with a smaller group of users, or maybe a user wants to start a conversation based upon a Tweet that caught their eye.
The new group message function will allow users to start conversations with any of their followers. The great thing about this new feature is that they all don’t need to follow one another in order to be able to chat. The process is very easy and users may create a group in just a few taps. When a user is added to a group, they will receive a notification.
Users can now use the redesigned camera feature of the app, enabling users to capture and share the more interesting of life’s moments as they occur. Again it only takes a few taps to enable users to add a video to a conversation. In this way users can share their take on a live event, for instance. If a user wants to view and play a videos, it is very simple; videos are thumbnail previewed and a user can simply play them in one tap.
The mobile video camera and inline editing will allow users to capture and share videos up to 30 seconds in tweet. Good news for iPhone users, if you have Twitter for iPhone you will be able to upload videos from the camera roll. This feature will also roll out on Twitter’s Android app in the future.
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