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If you're on Twitter (download for iOS or Android), you might soon see the platform start to add a familiar Snapchat (download for iOS or Android) feature.

The social media site has been developing a "News Camera," according to code uncovered and tweeted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The new camera feature apparently will be accessible by swiping left from the home screen and let you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts.

Wong tweeted Thursday that posts created by the News Camera will be called Moments. Twitter removed its original Moments feature from its Android and iOS apps in October.

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This isn't the first time we've gotten a peek at News Camera. Social media consultant Matt Navarra spotted the feature earlier this month and demonstrated how the camera works in a video.

Navarra also noted other potential new features like a (darker) dark mode, encrypted direct messages, an automatic night mode and a way to undock the composition button. You might also soon see a redesigned side menu, a way to react with GIFs and some drag-and-drop features for Apple's iOS.

The coveted edit functionality wasn't among the potential new features.

"I can confirm that we're working on an easier way to share thing like images and videos on Twitter. What you're seeing is in mid-development so it's tough to comment on what things will look like in the final stage," a Twitter spokesperson said. "The team is still actively working on what we'll actually end up shipping."

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Takeaways

  1. Twitter is testing a new camera feature is accessible by swiping left from the home screen. It lets you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and Live broadcasts.
  2. News Camera could appear with a number of other features in coming updates, but no edit button yet.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.