Twitter Launches Group Direct Messages and Video Capture & Editing Features
The micro messaging social network giant, Twitter announced the two new exciting features of group direct messages and a unique mobile video sharing experience. Earlier, a user could only send direct one-to-one personal messages but the new feature allows one to interact within a group of up to 20 people. Twitter is often the place where one would want to start a conversation after a hot news breaks on the Internet and this new feature will be helpful in conversing privately with selected groups.
Twitter in a post has said that “it is not necessary to follow
each other with whom you intend to have a conversation”. In just a few clicks, anyone can create a group and receive timely popup notifications. With this workout, Twitter seems to be following the success of mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp which has made group messaging a fun experience.
Another new feature is a native mobile video sharing experience where a user can shoot, edit and share 30-second videos directly from the Twitter app using the camera button. This is a refreshing new addition along with the Vine service where six-second videos are often seen playing on loop. This also means that short videos will become increasingly frequent on your Twitter timeline soon. While camera uploads of up to 30 seconds are available only on the iOS platform currently, Twitter has promised that Android users will get the feature soon. With this feature, Twitter also seems set to capture the video advertising market. Twitter announced in its blog that the video feature will be released to all users in the next few weeks.