Twitter Camera Makes Sharing Photos And Videos Easier
Popular microblogging service Twitter has announced the latest feature to its smartphone application. Called Twitter Camera, this enables users of the app to share pictures and videos instantly with their followers. The feature will be released in phases for users of the Twitter app for Android and iOS. The company announced the rollout on its official Twitter handle.
See it? Tweet it! Our updated camera is just a swipe away, so you get the shot fast. Rolling out to all of you over the next few days. pic.twitter.com/moOEFO2nQq— Twitter (@Twitter) March 13, 2019
The new Twitter Camera can be accessed from within the official application by swiping left from the home screen. It reveals a similar layout to the Facebook camera, a rival counterpart of the feature. With the new addition, users can now click a picture by tapping the shutter button on the bottom. A long press of the button will record a video, which again can be shared instantly. Another option on the bottom right reveals a ‘LIVE’ button, which, as the name suggests, allows sharing live videos. There is also a flash toggle and an option to switch cameras on the top right corner.
In the new Twitter Camera, sharing the media from the app will also look different than before. Instead of the text being on top and important elements of media hidden away; the new update will make the media stand out on its own. The text embedded in the tweet will be shown below it and the size of the tweet will also be substantially larger.
Notably, the Twitter Camera feature draws heavy inspiration from Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, which also allows similar content sharing technology. However, the latter applications have additional features like AR stickers and hands-free recording. Twitter hasn’t announced what new features it will incorporate in the future, but it may add the aforementioned functionalities in later versions of the app.
The new Camera feature on the Twitter application is one of the biggest updates the microblogging website has incorporated on its platform. This move is seen as a reply to the ever-increasing hold of rival services.