Twitter is on a roll: Shortly after enabling users to search for and send GIFs in tweets and direct messages, the company introduced the ability to capture and share videos in direct messages.
The feature, which moves Twitter one step closer to video-heavy services such as Snapchat, is accessible through the old “camera” button, which now gives you an option to record videos as well as photos.
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If you don’t see the new option yet, don’t worry: Twitter said it’s currently rolling out globally for iOS and Android.
Twitter hasn’t had the best of times lately — four top executives left the company, shares have been in a decline for more than a year, and there’s been a user backlash against the new (currently optional) timeline changes, where tweets are listed based on importance instead of time.
Users can’t complain about the lack of new features, though. Besides the changes to timeline and GIF support mentioned above, the service replaced its “fav” star icon with a “like” heart in November 2015, and company CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey hinted in January that the company might extend the character limit in messages beyond 140 characters. Read more…