This year we have seen several social media as well as messaging apps introducing the live video function on their platforms. The trend seems to be growing and most recently, Twitter has also joined the league of live videos.
To be more precise, Twitter has now integrated Periscope directly on to its app. While Periscope is owned by Twitter, the integration between the apps will make live broadcasting easier reports BGR.
Commentating on the launch, Kavyon Beykpour, CEO of Periscope stated that, the service was started because the company wanted to give people the superpower to share live video with an audience. As for the company bringing this capability directly into the Twitter app was an important step because it now provided that superpower to hundreds of millions of people who used Twitter.
He further added that Twitter was already the place where people went to see what's happening. With this update, anyone could now broadcast what's happening live.
This feature will come via an update to the Twitter app and will be available for both Android and iOS users. However, one thing to remember, users must also have the Periscope app installed on their smartphone.
Thus, after updating the app, users can simply tap on the Tweet option and the icon to go live. By clicking on the Tweet button, the user will see three new options for adding media content via the camera. By pressing the Camera button, users will get the option to add a photo, a video, or start a live video.
Once the users click on Live Video, they will be directed to Periscope to start the live video, which will be live streamed simultaneously on Twitter. Furthermore, users can also stop the broadcast and even save the video on to their phone.
The live video option also provides a layout wherein users can give a title to their live video on what the broadcast is about. In addition, below the title box, there are icons that give users three options.
Firstly, the user can add their current location. Secondly, users can allow either only their followers or everyone else to comment on the live broadcast.
The third option allows users to post either on Periscope via their Twitter handle or they can also choose not to have their Twitter handle mentioned at all with the live video.
Users can also change the audience as well for Periscope users. Users can particularly choose people who can view their live broadcast.
Now that Twitter has introduced this feature, we are yet to see how it will be embraced by users in the days to come.