Twitter opening up Moments to everyone

August 11, 2016

Likely to compete with Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories.

Twitter’s Moment is a compilation of various tweets presented as short stories for select publishers and users. Though initially available in a few countries, Moments is now expanding to be freely used by everyone.

Have a feeling of déjà vu? That’s because Moments is nearly similar to the recently launched Instagram Stories and Snapchat Stories. Think of it as online video diaries that you can post that disappears after a couple of hours.

“To date, Moments have been created by our curation team and a select group of publishing partners but it’s always been our goal to open up this creative canvas to more people. Today, we’re excited to announce that a broader group of creators will be making Moments, including influencers, partners, brands… and in the coming months, everyone,” said Gaby Peña, Product Manager for Twitter. “By extending this creative format to more people, and eventually to everyone on Twitter, we are giving people a new and dynamic way to tell their stories.”

Moments should start rolling out to users soon. But will nearly all social media platforms offering the same features, I wonder which one will be embraced by the public?

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.