Twitter working on a Snapchat-style video feature

26 January, 2018, 02:49 | Author: Shannon Newton
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The design isn't finalized and no debut timing was revealed, but the feature now involves a camera-focused tool that makes it easier to post videos on Twitter. In the past, she has praised the Snapchat app calling it "very modern" and admitting that Twitter can be "confusing". The report claims that the company is developing a Snapchat-like tool to popularize video sharing on its network and bring in more users.

Twitter hasn't commented on the report and it's unclear right now if and when these changes will go live.

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