Twitter seems to be stepping up its game. To counter the slow growth of its users, Twitter has been constantly modifying its basic features and now it’s letting users capture and share videos using direct messages on the platform.
Starting today, you can capture & share videos in your Direct Messages. It’s rolling out globally on iOS & Android. pic.twitter.com/b5CgWyTQ3H— Twitter Support (@Support) February 17, 2016
The feature is rolling out globally to iOS and Android so you’ll soon be able to both record and share videos from within Twitter’s mobile app, the company says.
If you want to add a video to your DM, simply tap the camera icon next to the compose message box (where you would normally enter the text you wish to send). You will then have the option to either send pre-recorded media from your phone library, or record a video on the spot using your phone’s camera, which can then be attached.
If you don’t see it yet, the new feature should show up on your device in the coming days.
To make the Direct Message feature more convenient to its users, Twitter has been rolling out a series of modifications. Let’s have a look at them:
- Last year in January, the option to conduct group chats was launched wherein you could use direct messages to speak privately with a group of up to 20 people.
- The second refashioning it allowed users to opt in on receiving direct messages from anyone on the site.
- To the relief of most Twitter users, most significant of them all was pitched in August this year when the service scrapped the 140-character limit to DMs
Now, with the fourth revision, will the Direct message feature regain a new popularity?