Video Status Updates Add Color To Facebook

Wouldn't a 30-second video clip be a much more efficient way to spice up a Facebook status update than a 60,000-word manifesto? That's the thinking behind the newest application from Color.

Wouldn’t a 30-second video clip be a much more efficient way to spice up a Facebook status update than a 60,000-word manifesto? That’s the thinking behind the newest application from Color.

TechCrunch reported that Color will release an app for the iPhone and Android devices in a few weeks that will allow Facebook users to substitute 30-second video clips, which the vendor calls “visits,” for Facebook status updates.

Alas, visits don’t have audio yet — until such an upgrade happens, you could supplement the video footage with a text comment.

However, the app also allows users to view feeds of photos recently posted to the social network by friends, as well as by the users themselves.

Color Chief Executive Officer Bill Nguyen told TechCrunch that visits were originally unlimited in length, but while running private beta-tests at Texas A&M University, students found their creation stressful, so the company limited them to 30 seconds and removed audio.

Friends also using Color receive push notifications when visits are posted, and users can see who viewed their visits, TechCrunch reported.

Readers: Are you ready to start visiting your Facebook friends?