Twitter is recently expanding its services and announced that it will introduce two new features, both as apps and on the website. The new features added include a group message option and a 30 second video sharing service.
Last year, in November, Twitter announced that it will come up with new features to help the users send messages to a group of people, as well, instead of only to individuals.
Also, Twitter said that it was working on a new video feature, which will allow the user to film and share a 30-second video.
The new Twitter features will be available starting today on almost every smart mobile device, including Android and Apple.
Some say that the features are Twitter’s way of reaching more users, since the company has had some problems wits user growth recently. Reports show that Twitter had approximately 284 million users logging into the site at least once a day in the last quarter of 2014, which is 23% lower than 2013.
Investors were not convinced that Twitter will be able to boost its user growth in the near future, so they pushed Twitter’s stock down to more than 35% over the past year.
The new Twitter video feature allows the users shoot, edit and share the video using the Twitter app, and could attract more users on their social platform and increase usage.
Jinen Kamdar, product director at Twitter, explained that the company released the new feature so that the users can enjoy the easiest way to film and share a video. Kamdar added that new video feature was optimized for fast and instant video sharing.
In 2012, Twitter bought Vine, the video-sharing app, which became very popular because it let users shoot and post six-second videos.
Twitter’s second new feature is the group message app that allows users to communicate between groups of people.
Kamdar said that Twitter’s group messaging app is different than others because users can choose not use their real names, unlike Facebook’s group message feature.
Kamdar explained that Twitter’s new group message feature allows the users to interact with people they may not know.
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