Twitter has today announced you can now Go Live in the app which is now rolling out to users on the mobile app on Android and iOS. This has been already native with Facebook and Instagram..Twitter owns another app called Periscope which I have not seen much of lately in my feed. Will this be also killed off? The Go Live feature though however is powered by Periscope. This is a good move and something I would prefer using myself and the benefit of not having to use a standalone app too so this is a win..
Twitter today said…
Live video is the most immersive way to experience what’s happening around the world. From protests and monumental moments to celebrations and things that make us LOL, we’re making it easier for you to broadcast live video – straight from Twitter.
Starting today, you can create and Tweet live video from the Twitter app, powered by Periscope. To go live, compose a Tweet, then tap “LIVE” which brings you to pre-broadcast screen where you can frame your shot. When you’re ready, press “Go Live” to start broadcasting.
Once you’re live, anyone on Twitter and Periscope can join your live video and participate in your experience. When you’re watching a live video, comment and send hearts by tapping the screen. Hearts show your support for the broadcaster.