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Twitter to let users record, edit and share videos without Vine

Twitter announced a number of new changes would be coming soon to its social networking service, including the ability to record, edit and share videos straight from your phone into Twitter. This means that you won’t have to go through Vine or any other additional video editing app to do so.

“Alongside short looping Vine videos, we think you’ll have fun sharing what’s happening in your world through native video,” vice president of Twitter’s product department Kevin Weil said in a blog post.

The native video feature will be available with the first half of 2015.

Weil also mentioned that Twitter will be tweaking direct messages by adding the ability to share and talk about a posted tweet in private. The company is also experimenting with new ways to show you tweets you missed while you were offline with something called “While you were away”, a feature that will post relevant tweets at the top of your timeline.

“We can use information like who you follow and what you engage with to surface highlights of what you missed and show those to you as soon as you log back in or come back to the app” said Weil.

Lastly, new users will find personalised timelines already waiting for them as they kick off their journey on Twitter. However, we’re not sure how this will work as Weil doesn’t go into detail.

“These are just a few examples of projects and focus areas we’re working on. Over the coming months, we are picking up the pace of product changes and improvements. As ever, that will involve a lot of experimentation, and we’ll be listening to your feedback along the way to make sure we build a service you love,” Weil concludes.

[Source – Twitter, Image – Shutterstock]

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