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Posting pictures and videos on Twitter is easy now

Posting pictures and videos on Twitter is easy now
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1.Twitter came up with an updated camera functionality. 2.It will operate similarly to the photo-sharing platform Instagram. 3.Twitter’s camera to reach the world, not just your followers. 4.This new camera feature was announced at the SXSW Conference and Festival 2019.

Social networking platform Twitter has revamped its camera functionality to make it operate like another trendy photo-sharing platform Instagram.

After you update your Twitter app, to access the camera you can swipe left. You will find the option to either click a picture with 'capture' or make a small video-on-loop by long pressing the round capture button. A third option on the screen displayed will be going 'live' to broadcast a stream.

Once you capture the photo/video, you can add a location and a caption on the image in an overlay (or a chyron) which can be set in five different colour options. This caption can be up to 280-characters long and can also contain hashtags.

With this new camera feature, Twitter is not rolling out with ephemeral posts support -- such as Facebook or WhatsApp or Instagram Stories, it is making its camera app more accessible. However the images captured by the new camera on Twitter do not offer support for stickers or filters, but it may soon roll out this feature as well as in the future.

Twitter's VP of Product, Keith Coleman told in a statement to Engadget, that Twitter will keep a close eye on how people are using the updated camera and build new features based on that. "This is part of a much bigger transformation on Twitter. A lot of the [other] cameras face forward, but Twitter is about what's happening in the world. The camera is purely designed to be fast, and we're happy to let people use it however they choose to. This is a camera to reach the world, not just your followers" told Cole.

Twitter announced this new camera feature at the ongoing SXSW Conference and Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas, United States.

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