We were telling you few days back that Twitter plans to release its new video feature. And guess what, Twitter has made the official announcement – bringing ‘a new mobile video experience’ and group messaging to its users.
You can now finally send group messages on Twitter, being able to communicate with more than one person at a time. The group direct messaging feature will allow users to add multiple contacts to a group chat. This is obviously a new feature meant to increase the time Twitter users spend on the service.
With the new group feature, you can start conversations with any of your followers and they don’t all need to follow one another in order to chat. Have a look at the video from below detailing the new service:
Twitter is also rolling out its much-awaited video feature. Users can now shoot and post 30-second video clips to Twitter from their the iOS and Android apps. Twitter is now finally catching up with Facebook, but it might be a little too late. The new feature is similar to Twitter’s short-form video service Vine.
Twitter for iPhone users will allow users to upload videos from the camera roll as well, and this feature will roll out to Android users in the near future, as well. To capture video on your mobile device, you need to hold down the record button to capture what’s happening around you. You can then easily edit and share the clip with your community.
These new features coming from Twitter are really great, but I maintain what I said before – they are long overdue. Still, they will make a difference and will make many people keep using the service, instead of switching to Facebook just to post a video.