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Twitter Rolls Out Redesign of its Camera Feature

Twitter has not specified by when would the redesigned camera feature reach all users globally

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Microblogging site Twitter is rolling out the redesign of its camera feature that would now allow users to capture media and overlay location, hashtag or some words on a coloured label.

The app would now show media in a larger, more immersive format in the feed with the imagery appearing before the text in tweets, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.

The redesign reflects on the company’s plans on focusing on offering more visual content clicked on real-time lens.

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“Tweet it! Our updated camera is just a swipe away, so you get the shot fast. Rolling out to all of you over the next few days,” the app tweeted.

For now, no stickers, filters, light enhancements or other creative tools have been added on the Twitter Camera app and it remains unclear whether or not would such features would be included on the micro-blogging site’s camera.

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“Even though Twitter says it’s not giving Twitter Camera tweets an algorithmic boost in the main timeline, a spokesperson told that its combined ‘Human and Technology Curation’ team may seek to spotlight Twitter Camera tweets in the ‘Whats Happening’ section. We’ll see if media organisations and brands try to take advantage and stand out in the Feeds,” the report added.

Twitter has not specified by when would the redesigned camera feature reach all users globally. (IANS)

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Twitter Testing ‘Subscribe to Conversation’ Feature For its Users

Although, there was no indication yet if or when Twitter will deploy the change platform-wide

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Micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a “subscibe to conversation” feature that would notify users everytime a tweet is added to the conversation in order to keep up with it, without actually becoming a part of the thread.

The prototype feature, that comes as a bell icon above conversation threads was spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun in the app’s Android version.

“This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational,” the micro-blogging site said on Friday.

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Lately, Twitter has been exploring new ways of protecting its users from hate, abusive content and fake news.

“Because of this ‘subscribe to conversation’ feature, users would not need to like or comment in a thread to receive updates and this could add a bit of anonymity,” Engadget reported.

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Although, there was no indication yet if or when Twitter will deploy the change platform-wide

Earlier this week, the company launched its beta app “Twttr” that comes with special colour specifications for conversations. It has also been experimenting with profile preview feature and an “original tweeter” labels. (IANS)