With its continued dedication to improve the way its users communicate through live conversations, Twitter rolled out a new set of features that promise to heighten the real-time social media connections for people worldwide — including Filipinos. These new and exciting dimensions to the Twitter experience empower Filipinos to add another layer of enjoyment and creativity in the way they express their thoughtful, profound, and funny Tweets. First of these new features is to use #Stickers in your photo Tweets and join in on real-time conversations through these visual hashtags. Second, the longer Twitter video format now allows users to post up to 140 seconds of video content in each Tweet.
“Twitter continues to improve its live communications platform to empower users to discover great content, connect with others, and express themselves more creatively,” says Pratiksha Rao, Twitter’s Head for Media Partnerships for Southeast Asia. “With these new features available on Twitter, we can’t wait to see the expressive ways our users — especially the creative Filipinos — will make the most out of our innovative stickers and longer video format.”
Cute, Creative Conversations
Millions of photo Tweets are sent every day, capturing moments – big and small – that the world is talking about. Today, we’re excited to introduce #Stickers, a fun new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world on Twitter.
Soon, you can browse our rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props to make your photos more fun. Use them to share what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, to show support for a cause, or to just add some flair. You can use multiple stickers on a photo, resize and rotate them, and place them anywhere on your picture.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/twitter/status/747429521440202752
After you Tweet a photo with stickers on it, your photo becomes searchable in a new, visual spin on the hashtag. Tapping on a sticker in a Tweet takes you to a new timeline, where you can see how people all over the world use that sticker in different ways.
The ability to add stickers to your photos will be rolling out over the next few weeks for people using Twitter for iOS and Android. You will also be able to view and click stickers on Twitter.com. #Stickers joins the suite of photo editing features on Twitter, including filters, tags, cropping, and accessibility options. Learn more about how to use all our photo features in our Help Center.
Longer Videos, More Content
Every day, the world turns to Twitter to discuss the videos that everyone is talking about now – whether it’s sports, news, or music, musings from popular creators, on-the-ground footage from a world event, or a glance into daily life that might just go viral.
Video is becoming increasingly central to the real-time conversations happening on Twitter – video Tweets on Twitter have increased by over 50% since the beginning of 2016. And we love watching all the timely, important, and funny video content people share every day:
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/video/status/745239649652662273
Today, we’re announcing some updates to videos on Twitter:
Tweet longer videos: Starting today, you’ll have more room to unleash your creativity on Twitter. Where previously, uploaded videos were limited to 30 seconds, now anyone can create video Tweets up to – you guessed it – 140 seconds long. (Select publishers will continue to be able to post videos up to 10 minutes long through our professional publisher tools.) Learn more about how to upload videos on Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, and twitter.com here. This update will be coming soon to Twitter for Mac and Twitter for Windows, as well.
See more videos: We’re also making it easier to explore the amazing videos everyone’s Tweeting about. Here’s how it will work: tapping on a video Tweet or Vine on your timeline will take you to a new, full-screen viewing experience, where more great video and Vine Tweets will be suggested below. This will be rolling out soon on Twitter for iOS and for Android.