Facebook and Myspace users for years. However, Myspace is looking to play catch-up this week. The popular social network has launched a new video feature that Facebook members have had for months. Myspace users can now record a video directly from their webcam and upload it to their Myspace profile.While social networks can sometimes overlap in features, there are a selection of features that you can only find on one network or the other. This has been the case for
A Late Entrance
Myspace's latest feature to let users use their webcams to record videos is something that Facebook and Youtube members have long had the pleasure of doing. Youtube was the first service to introduce this feature back in December of 2006. Facebook followed suit and introduced the feature in May of 2007.
Unfortunately, Myspace hasn't brought anything new to the table. Videos have a recording limit of up to 10 minutes, which is the same as Youtube. On the other hand, Facebook allows its users to extend their recording time up to 20 minutes. All of these services offer privacy settings for your videos. Youtube is the only one that forces you to make your video private after publishing it publicly first. We found the video quality from Myspace to be sub-par at best. We've experienced better recording and play-back quality from video services like Seesmic and 12seconds.tv. We guess something's better than nothing, right?
What To Expect
You can expect to see more videos and hear more noise on Myspace profiles. We just hope that users don't take this too far and record the most outrageous things with their webcams. Musicians can definitely take things to the next level with the new webcam recording feature. Fans of musicians could start seeing recordings of mini-studio sessions from bands or get a sneak peek on a new song from an artist. Musicians could even use the feature to send quick shoutouts to fans or address any questions immediately. All of this can be done without the hassle of recording from a separate software, converting the video, and waiting for it to finish uploading to Myspace. Now Myspace will do all the dirty work for you.