Twitter has announced (27th January 2015) they are launching some new features via their blog.
The two new features are group messaging and a new mobile video experience.
Let’s start with the group messaging, you can now use twitters direct messaging feature to speak privately with up to 20 people. Twitter believes that some users may wish to converse about tweets they read or watch privately and this give you more options on how and who you want to communicate with.
The blog states:
“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.”
Secondly, and possibly more interesting for twitter users is the new video feature which allows users to take 30 second videos without leaving the Twitter app. Videos can also be previewed with a thumbnail and can be played with just one tap.
It’s also good news for iPhone users, but Android users are currently left behind:
“Our 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 (a feature that will be available on our Android app soon)”