Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | 03:55 WIB

Twitter Launches Camera Feature to Compete with Instagram and Snapchat

Twitter Launches Camera Feature to Compete with Instagram and Snapchat (illustration: technocrush)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS -- After testing the features for a while, Twitter is now launching its new integrated camera feature into the Android and iOS mobile applications, allowing users to find a faster solution to take shots or recordings and immediately tweet.

For users who have received an update, swiping left from the main timeline screen on the Twitter app will now get a special camera screen that allows you to take photos, videos or live broadcasts, and superimpose them with text, hashtags or locations.

As reported from Tech Radar, when posting from this new screen, a tweet will appear with an enlarged photo or thumbnail and display the related text below it; the first for Twitter.

Currently there is no option to upload existing media, so this new tweet format will only show images or recordings taken directly through the application - no doubt an attempt to encourage them in the coverage of news and live shows.

Although not all users have received updated features but, according to an official tweet from Twitter, it will be "launched to all of you for the next few days".