Twitter Adds Group Messaging and Video Recording
Following the momentary outage in several social networking sites including Facebook and Instagram, Twitter has announced two new additional features on their service, namely Video Recording on the mobile app, as well as Group Messaging which works for both the desktop and mobile versions of Twitter, and on TweetDeck.
First teased by Twitter CEO as “whisper mode” back in May, the new Group Messaging function allows twitter users to invite their followers, regardless if they’re following each other or not, in a more intimate conversation that will be limited to the invited members of a certain group.
The other recently-added feature allows users to finally record videos straight out of the social media with the help of the mobile phone’s camera. Obviously, this raised some questions on how it will affect Vine which is a short-form video-sharing site that Twitter acquired back in 2012.
But as Kamdar explained during his interview with Re/code, the addition of the video function on Twitter’s arsenal will not pose any threat to Vine. He adds by saying that Vine will continue to be the main source of “short form entertainment” while video recording feature on Twitter will result to a “stronger and richer” contents such as breaking news.