How to Use Twitter’s New Video Feature

by Wendy Chamberlain on March 9, 2015

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Twitter rolled out several new features at the start of the year and one of them is the video feature. This new native video feature is meant for mobile devices allowing users to easily capture precious moments and immediately share them with family and friends.

The mobile camera is straightforward and easy to use. With only a few taps, a Twitter user can add a video to conversations or share their events. Videos set in public are previewed through a thumbnail and each can be played with just a single tap.

Twitter users just have to download the video app on their iPhone and Android devices and can start taking videos straight away. Those using iPhone can also upload videos from their smartphone or tablet.

Capture Moments

Twitter video feature 1

To record a video, simply hold down the record button. Recording can be done in multiple segments.

Each video can be up to 30 seconds in length. Compared to Twitter’s Vine which allows only 6-second looped videos, Twitter’s own native feature allows longer videos.

Edit Videos

Twitter video feature 2

To edit your video, you can just drag and drop the clips. Remove the clips you don’t want and rearrange those you like to be included.

Share Online

Twitter video feature 3

Once you’re done editing, you can immediately share your videos with selected friends or with the whole world.

It should noted, however, that videos that show on the Twitter feed do not start automatically. One need to tap on each video to play it and watch in full-screen mode.

This new video feature of Twitter can be used in various cases. Other than capturing life’s happenings, it can be used to capture breaking news and providing first-hand perspectives during major events.

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