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Twitter Enlists Neil Patrick Harris to Unveil Mobile Video Camera

Social media giant also launches private group messaging

Twitter joined forces with Neil Patrick Harris to unveil its mobile video camera on Tuesday.

In an Oscars preview video tweet, Harris announced Academy Award winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from “Frozen” would join “his creative fray” for this year’s awards.

Twitter’s video camera is an inline editing tool that lets users to capture and share videos up to 30 seconds, iPhone users will be able to upload videos from their camera rolls and Android users will be able to use the function soon.

The social media giant also launched private group messaging to give users a wider net of conversation options.

Expanding on the existing direct message feature which allows two people to converse privately, the group messaging option allows multiple people to talk. Different from DM, all participants in a group chat don’t need to follow one another to be invited into the chat

“You might prefer to read (or watch) Tweets but converse about them privately,” according to the Twitter blog. “You might want to continue a public conversation privately with a smaller group, or start one based on a Tweet you saw. Whatever the case may be, the ability to converse privately with groups gives you more options for how and with whom you communicate on Twitter.”

Watch Twitter’s video on group messaging below.