Twitter Now Lets Users Post Live Periscope Video Directly From Within Twitter App
December 14, 2016 at 6:52 AM (PT)
TWITTER has now enabled users to post live video directly within its mobile apps rather than having to launch PERISCOPE to do so. Users will be able to create and tweet a live stream by composing a tweet, then pressing "Live" in the app. The ability to watch a PERISCOPE stream within TWITTER timelines was added earlier this year, but until the latest development, the TWTTER app sent users to the PERISCOPE app to create video.
“We started PERISCOPE because we wanted to give people the superpower to share live video with an audience,” said PERISCOPE CEO KAYVON BEYKPOUR. “Bringing this capability directly into the TWITTER app is an important step because it brings that superpower to the hundreds of millions of people who use TWITTER. TWITTER's already the place where people go to see what's happening. With this update, anyone can now broadcast what's happening live.”
The update containing the live stream capability is being pushed out to TWITTER users this week. TWITTER bought PERISCOPE last year; PERISCOPE continues to be available as a separate app as well as being integrated into TWITTER.