10 December 2017

AR Twitter

News travels fast on Twitter, making it one of the most powerful social media channels for disseminating or collecting information. Now, you can immerse yourself in the data firehose of Twitter in augmented reality AR). The Twitter client gives users the ability to perform a few basic functions in AR, including zooming into the wall by moving their iPhone (or iPad) closer to the virtual display, and tapping on tweets to extract them from the wall and view replies.

Users can also compose tweets, retweet and like tweets, reply to tweets, view mentions, and even perform searches. However, the app is missing a few features, such as the ability to follow links to other sites, one of the key features on Twitter. Also, while pictures are visible, I wasn't able to view videos or gifs. This is a great peek at the future of immersive social media. But, as it stands today, it's more of a gimmick than a utility.

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