Twitter to Add Video Tweeting?

If Twitter added the ability to post video clips to the service, would you use it? That feature may be coming, according to a short and unsourced article today by Britain’s Telegraph. If true, such a service would compete with many existing Twitter video sites, including Twiddeo and Vidly.

The details, however, are suspiciously sparse, with the Telegraph merely citing discussions by the site’s founders:

The upgrade, which is being discussed by Twitter’s (Twitter) founders, will enable Twitter users to upload brief video snippets to their profiles directly from mobile phones, laptops and other devices.

Third party sites Twiddeo and Tweetube already allow Twitter users to post video tweets but only by creating links to their sites.

Both Twideo and Tweetube have so far failed to gain as much popularity as similar external service Twitpic (Twitpic). Twitter’s founders hope by adding live video-tweeting it will help boost its prominence as a fashionable social-networking tool again.

We’re somewhat dubious about this one: there’s been no public discussion of video Tweeting, while upcoming features like the new retweets and lists have been discussed extensively. We’ll let you know when we hear back from Twitter on the matter.

Would you use video Tweets if they were a native Twitter feature? Let us know in the comments.


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