News

Twitter Rolls Out Video Tweets & Private Group Messaging

Twitter announces two new upgrades to its vastly used social media network. Twitter users will now be able to capture and share their videos directly from their mobile phones just as photos and the second major feature is that now you can use Twitter DM  (Direct Messages) to speak privately with a group of up to 20 people.  These two brand new features will help grow twitter some more audience. Twitter is rolling these features out to all users in the coming weeks. Starting now, you’ll be able to participate in group conversations other people start with you, and watch any of the public videos users post

Capture, edit and share videos right from your Twitter app

With video on Twitter, you can capture and share life’s meaningful moments — from your perspective. Now it’s simple to shoot clips, make cuts, and share your world in vivid, moving detail.

To access the Twitter video tool, users tap the camera icon. From there, they can record, reorder or delete segments, then share the final clip. In just a few taps you can now add a video, just like photos to unfolding conversations, share your perspective of a live event, and show your everyday moments instantly, without ever having to leave the app. Viewing and playing videos is just as simple: videos are previewed with a thumbnail and you can play them with just one tap.

 

THE BASICS IN THREE STEPS

Capture  Hold down the record button to capture what’s happening around you. Shoot one or more clips to show everything important. 

Capture:  Hold down the record button to capture what’s happening around you. Shoot one or more clips to show everything important.

Edit  Editing your video is as straightforward as drag-and-drop. Delete the bad clips and rearrange the good ones until everything is exactly how you want it.

Edit:  Editing your video is as straightforward as drag-and-drop. Delete the bad clips and rearrange the good ones until everything is exactly how you want it.

Share  Tap into Twitter’s global audience instantly. Share your videos with people around the world, within moments of making them.

Share:  Tap into Twitter’s global audience instantly. Share your videos with people around the world, within moments of making them.

 

Starting Tuesday, users can begin to shoot, edit and upload 30-second video clips onto Twitter. You need to tap the video in order to play it It will not play automatically this feature help save you mobile data. Videos will expand to to full-screen views when users press play. This Unique mobile video camera and inline editing experience lets you capture and share videos up to 30 seconds in an instant. Twitter for iPhone users will be able to upload videos from the camera roll as well. This feature will be available on Android app soon

 

Converse with a group, privately

With Direct Messages on Twitter, you can communicate privately with a person or a group of people, instantly. Go beyond your friends and family. Keep in contact with experts, captivators, brands, and people you find interesting.

 

The group function lets you start conversations with any of your followers and they don’t all need to follow one another in order to chat. You can create a group in just a few taps. When you’re added to a group, you’ll get a notification. Direct Messages support text, photos, links, emoji and Tweets, so you can make your point however you please. Twitter says this will result in you meeting more people and having more conversations there than you might otherwise.

HOW IT WORKS

Share Tweets  Spark conversations and support your points of view by sharing Tweets from your timeline, even if they’re from people who aren’t part of the Direct Message.

Share Tweets:  Spark conversations and support your points of view by sharing Tweets from your timeline, even if they’re from people who aren’t part of the Direct Message.

Be direct  Have a private conversation with anyone on Twitter, even a friend of a friend. Direct messages can only be seen between the people included.

Be direct:  Have a private conversation with anyone on Twitter, even a friend of a friend. Direct messages can only be seen between the people included.

Grow the group  Add up to 20 people to a Direct Message at any time. They’ll get a notification that they’ve been included.

Grow the group:  Add up to 20 people to a Direct Message at any time. They’ll get a notification that they’ve been included.

According to Twitter product director Jinen Kamdar, both tools will roll out to all users over the next several weeks. With growing concerns about management upheaval and slowing user growth, Tuesday’s two announcements are clearly designed to keep both users from leaving its mobile app, and investors convinced that it can roll out the necessary changes to rev up user growth. The company is also working on a range of other product updates, including breaking news alerts, more standalone apps and reducing the friction for onboarding new users — all with the hope of reigniting user growth and boosting engagement.