Twitter Aims at Snapchat With Direct Photo Messages

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Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Ari Levy reports on Twitter adding photos to direct messages. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Who might twitter be targeting?

Are they going after snap chat?

Think about it as any service trying to get people to communicate by a message or photos.

Snap chat is obvious, but also facebook, instagram, and we have been saying all along, for twitter to work as a big business, it has to increase engagement and key people in service for longer and coming back more frequently.

This is basically a way of saying if you are using another service to snap photos and send them to a friend, you don't need to do it anymore.

We have all had direct message fails and they are truly horrible.

I'm imagining a fail with a photo.

That's something you would not want.

This is why snap chat is appealing to a lot of people because the photos disappear.

How does this compare to what snap chat and facebook already offer?

The big thing for snap chat, the novel technology behind it is the disappearing message.

What sort of i.t. they have behind it, i don't know.

It's a small company, only 30 people.

It does not appear twitter is going after that user.

What you want is the message to disappear after 10 seconds, snap chat is your service.

Snap chat is saying that's a very niche roddick.

The ability to shoot -- a very niche product.

Since you are already using twitter, it's a great way to do that.

There is also one-stop and message me.

It seems like mobile messaging is the hot battlefield right now.

Where is this going?

The really interesting story is what does it mean for all the carriers who have huge businesses from charging people for text messages for years?

You don't need that anymore.

There are so many over-the-top ways.

The competition is over the top.

Using the internet, using wi-fi, how are you able to send messages to people?

You have 10 different ways available to you right now.

How do you make money is a question for those 10. for the carriers, it is what do we do over the fact that we just lost the of dollars in revenue?

We will keep following this

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