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Twitter launches two much-needed new tools for video shoots and group chats

Caitlin McGarry | Jan. 28, 2015
Forget timeline curation. Twitter's new features make the platform more appealing for both power users and newcomers.

A few months ago, Twitter started allowing users to share tweets in direct messages, and I was surprised to discover just how often I used this option. E-mailing a tweet doesn't spark a conversation the way DMing one does.

Messaging apps are taking over the world, so building out a full-featured messaging tool within a platform that people already use constantly is another way for Twitter to stay relevant. But video is really where Twitter can prove its worth and define its role as the global town square. Both features begin rolling out on Tuesday.


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