A few weeks ago we commented that Twitter was preparing news for the integrated camera within the application and these have begun to arrive today at the terminals of the users. The new camera of the social network incorporates new options to share the photographs and videos, in an attempt to give them more relevance and to convert Twitter more and more into an audiovisual platform, as their directors want.
“Twitter launches today the new camera included within the mobile application.”
From now on, users who use the Twitter app on their mobile will only have to swipe the screen to the left to access the new camera. In it you can perform various functions, such as pressing the “Live” button to broadcast live video to Twitter followers. A few months ago it was necessary to access Periscope -or to the Twitter profile options- to carry out this action, but as of today it is only necessary to slide your finger and press a button to broadcast live.
It is not the only new feature that allows the Twitter camera, with which you can capture any image or videos of up to two minutes in length by just holding down the circular button. From her you can not upload photographs or videos taken previously, although to do this and publish them on Twitter, just access the content publication box and attach, as always, a video or an image.
Twitter wants users, anyway, to use their new camera to upload content directly to the social network. To encourage them, they also incorporate a series of features that are very reminiscent of those that can already be used in the cameras of other social networks such as Facebook or Instagram.
For example, when taking a video or a photo with the camera, the possibility of automatically geolocating the content appears. There are also content recommendations, such as events that are being developed in the area, so that you can automatically include your tag in the image when you share it. Twitter makes the recommendation on its own.
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
Finally, the camera includes all kinds of stickers and filters to encourage users to retouch their photos and videos directly from the app, without the need to use external applications.