'Shoot and Tag' Adds DVD-Like Chapters to Nokia Videos
Nokia recently released a new beta application called Shoot and Tag. This application, which works in conjunction with a handset's video recorder, will automatically add tags (or chapter markers similar to a DVD) to videos as they are shot. The software can automatically sense when a video has changed scenes and will add a tag as the video is recorded. This will let users jump to specific spots in their video quickly. Users may also add tags of their own. When playing back video, the application shows all the tags throughout the video in thumbnail form. The software works on Symbian^3 and S60 5th Edition devices.
YouTube to Enable Mobile Live Video Streaming
Google plans to add live video streaming to its YouTube mobile apps. Google says live streaming will be incorporated into the application's core and won't require a separate app or download.
Twitter to Auto-Play Videos in Mobile Apps
Twitter today said it will begin playing videos, GIFs, and Vines embedded in tweets automatically on the web and in the Android and iOS mobile apps. Users can choose to have videos play automatically all the time, only when on WiFi, or only when tapped by the user.
Facebook's Moments App Adds Video Support
Facebook recently updated its Moments app for Android devices and gave it the ability to share videos. Moments, which launched last year, scans users' photo libraries and uses facial recognition to find and tag friends in the photos.
Google Duo Gains Video Message Function
Google today updated its Google Duo video chatting application with a new video message feature. The idea is to allow video callers to leave a video message in the event the person they call can't pick up.