Earlier in the year, the social media platform revealed a patent for a Tweet-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle

The drone market has certainly been getting crowded as of late, whether with the popular Phantom 4, or GoPro’s impressive Karma. Meanwhile, gossip is still churning around Twitter’s patent earlier in the year, which states the brand has been granted the go-ahead by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a “message-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle.”

The details of the patent are minimal yet really show the potential of what this service could become. Twitter has plans to make the drone “with commands embedded in messages,” so controllable via Twitter content. This means the user would write a command within a Tweet, for example, the address and expected landing time, and the drone would react appropriately.

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