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Twitter introduces two new great features to get public engagement

The social network ‘Twitter’ announced last Tuesday the rollout of two major new features: group direct messages and native video sharing and editing. With the new option, users will be able to launch a conversation with multiple followers at once, even if some of those followers don’t follow each other. Few months back it also announced a feature to Share Tweets via DM.


Twitter’s team first teased plans for native video features during an analyst event in November. The features, as announced on last Tuesday, will give users the ability to capture, share and edit videos up to 30-seconds in length by using the camera button directly in the app, just as you would do to create and share photos.


Secondly with Group direct messaging, users will be able to share private message to up to 20 people even if some of those followers do not follow you. Prior to this update, Twitter enabled users to start a private conversation only with one person at a time via direct message (DM). Group DMs will work on Twitter’s iPhone and Android apps as well as the web site and Tweetdeck, a social media dashboard owned by Twitter. At present there is no such good news for 3rd party clients.

Twitter has aimed at the right nodes to engage people to its network like Direct Messaging service just like the Facebook Messenger and the video sharing service which can be compared with Instagram’s video service.


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