Twitter is to start rolling out two new features, group messaging and a new mobile video experience that will enable users converse with a group, privately.
Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform. One would prefer to read Tweets but converse about them privately is another issue, hence the introduction of new features onto gthe platform.
Many people, according to Twitter, 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.
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. If you?re brand new to Direct Messages, here?s a good resource to learn more.
Capture, edit and share videos right from your Twitter app
Tweets have been more than 140 characters for some time. The Twitter you experience today is rich and immersive, full of images, gifs, Vines, audio files and videos from some of the world?s most recognizable figures and brands. And starting today, everyone will soon be able to seamlessly capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter app, too.
Twitter designed camera to be simple to use so one can capture and share life?s most interesting moments as they happen.
In just a few taps, users 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.