Twitter Rolls Out Live Video Streaming Support

Twitter today announced that users of its mobile app can now broadcast Periscope-powered live video. Why go live on Twitter? Because live video broadcasts “bring moments and events to life in a way that no other medium can,” said the popular microblogging service. This newly added feature requires an update to Twitter’s mobile app, which is rolling out to everyone on the App Store today.

It’s a bit more detailed and built-into Twitter in this new iteration as well. New broadcasts will appear directly in follower’s timelines, and there will be an option for followers to join the stream, which will give them the ability to send hearts and comments.

For users that want to start live streaming, they’ll need to compose a new tweet, select the camera icon, and then select the Periscope “Live” button. The live video will begin after that.

To start broadcasting live video from the Twitter app, compose a tweet, then tap a new Live button. This will take you to a new pre-broadcast screen where you can frame your shot. When you’re ready, tap Go Live to begin broadcasting.


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