Twitter Is Building Its Own Video Service; Wants to Compete With YouTube

It look like Twitter is building its own video service, one that could eventually compete with Google's Youtube
January 4, 2015 Updated: January 4, 2015

Twitter is in the middle of some major changes to its platform. Just yesterday we reported on one big feature that’s currently rolling out to many users, but it looks like the social network is far from done and a new major addition has just surfaced.

If you visit video.twitter.com you’ll be greeted by a prompt where you can request access to the service.

Back in Novermber Twitter announced it would be expanding its media serving capabilities in a bid to raise the interest of advertisers. Back then a native video player and video card support were announced as upcoming features but now it looks like the social network’s video ambitions go much further than that.

It look like Twitter is building its own video service, one that could eventually compete with Google’s Youtube. If you visit video.twitter.com you’ll be greeted by a prompt where you can request access to the service. But that’s not to say lots of info hasn’t already leaked about the project.

As TechCrunch reports the video service, slated to debut sometime this year, is somewhat barebones though it’s trying to make itself as attractive as possible to advertisers. The service doesn’t support any external videos such as YouTube, meaning Twitter is looking to build up its own video library.

Users will be able to upload clips with a maximum length of 10 minutes, albeit as high-quality as they want. The service actually encourages creators via its FAQ to upload the best quality possible in the hopes that this will keep users engaged and interested.

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