Twitpic, the Twitter photo-posting service, launched a new way for Twitter users to share their 'video clips" in a timely manner. "Users will be able to upload video from the site itself, email, and clients that support the new video option. Everything else basically works the same. We're trying to be a one-stop-shop for users to share their media on Twitter in real-time," said Twitpic founder Noah Everett.
One difference between Twitpic video support and plain old YouTube however, is that users are able to e-mail their videos in, rather than just uploading them from the site. Once apps using Twitpic start integrating this new functionality, users will be able to upload video right from within their favorite Twitter client, on the go.
When asked if the videos would play from within the Twitter web interface, and Everett said, "The thumbnails will still show on Twitter for now; we'll work with them to get the actual video itself integrated soon."
Here's what the new feature looks like on Twitter and on the Twitpic website. Click the images to see the videos in action:
While this sort of functionality has been attempted before by 12seconds, we can only hope Twitpic's video space endeavor meets with better luck.
[tags]social media,twitpic,social networks,photos,real-time[/tags]