Twitter Injects Public-Private Element: Rolls Out Group Messages, Video Sharing


Twitter has rolled out new features for its users including group messaging and video sharing. Considering the amount of time spent on Twitter, the micro blogging site introduced the two features to complement group experience on the platform.

“You might want to continue a public conversation privately with a smaller group, or start one based on a Tweet you saw. Many of you use Direct Messages to reach the people and brands you’re only connected to on Twitter. Whatever the case may be, the ability to converse privately with groups gives you more options for how and with whom you communicate on Twitter,” commented Jinen Kamdar, Director of Product Management, Twitter.

The group function starts conversations with any of the followers with not all necessarily following each other. The group maximum size can be up to 20 people.

Along with this, video sharing has also been introduced where users can seamlessly capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter app .

“We designed our camera to be simple to use so you can capture and share life’s most interesting moments as they happen. In just a few taps you can add a video to unfolding conversations, share your perspective of a live event, and show your everyday moments instantly, without ever having to leave the app,” Mr Jinen added.

Twitter’s mobile video camera and inline editing experience will allow users to capture and share videos up to 30 seconds in an instant. Videos from the camera roll can also be uploaded, but this feature is limited only to iPhone users but will come soon on Android, says Twitter.

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