Twitter Prepares Snapchat-Like Feature for Easy Video Sharing
Twitter has had video sharing for years, but it's taking cues from Snapchat on making video sharing easier and more social. According to a report on Bloomberg, Twitter is creating a video-sharing feature that reduces the number of steps users need to go through when posting. The current video process is cumbersome, especially compared to Snapchat which opens directly on the camera lens interface. While the feature is still in development and the design isn't final, it's meant to make it easier for users to spontaneously share clips of what they see around them. This follows CEO Jack Dorsey's idea to make Twitter a platform for "what's happening now."
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