Friday 21 October 2016

Twitter now lets you record and send videos in DMs

Emma Clark

Published 18/02/2016 | 11:20


Twitter users can now record and send videos in direct messages, straight from the Android and iOS apps. Website users can share, but not record videos.

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Twitter continues to make changes to its service. It now allows users to record and send videos in direct messages (DMs).

This feature is being rolled out globally on iOS and Android right now. You won't be able to record videos from the website, but you can share videos in DMs.

Twitter's DM feature has been rejigged substantially in recent months. Firstly, users were able to send DMs to people without needing to follow them (useful when contacting a business, for example), then it lifted the character limit on DMs, and now people can share videos.

Twitter also recently added a GIF button to tweets, letting users browse and use GIFs easily.

The social platform is currently trying to see off competition from a variety of social and messaging apps. So expect to see other features and changes in the coming months as Twitter aims to hold onto and grow its user base.

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