It’s been a big year for video lovers on Twitter. We’ve been working hard to support video creators and video fans with new ways to create, share, and suggest great Tweets with videos. Now, you can film or upload videos directly from Twitter with our mobile video camera, view clips seamlessly on your timeline with autoplay, send videos to your friends privately in Direct Messages, and watch the best videos Tweeted every day through our new @video account.
We love seeing the ways creators and their fans are using these new features — and watching the timely, entertaining, and impassioned video content they’re sharing.
So it’s not surprising that video views on Twitter grew by 220X from the end of 2014 to the end of 2015.
We’re previewing video stories that will be told in real time on Twitter in our first series from @video, #FFWD2016. We’ve profiled six rising Twitter creators in music, art, sports, food, and news, who are sure to be trending this year. Get their take on the fresh ideas, events, and video concepts they’ll be Tweeting as they look ahead to a big 2016. Check out the videos below.
Singer-songwriter @ShamirBailey will be performing in arenas for the first time.
Foodie @ImLauraMiller will publish her first cookbook.
DJ superstar @MartinGarrix is preparing to release his debut album.
@BdotAdot5 will be enjoying his newfound stardom, one video Retweet at a time.
Journalist @AnaKasparian will be asking the tough questions leading up to the election.
Renowned visual artist @JRart will have his first exhibition at the Louvre.
You can join the conversation and even share your own videos with hashtag #FFWD2016 to unlock a special emoji.