Amid the many changes that Twitter has rolled out for its application recently, it has now introduced a direct Periscope live-streaming button on the app. The new feature connects a user directly to Periscope in order to allow them to quickly create a live video. Obviously, if a user does not have the Periscope app, they will be prompted to download it when they click on the live video option. The feature was earlier available only for some users but it has now been rolled out to everyone across Android and iOS devices. Also Read - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validation
Ready to go live? Now everyone can tap a new button on iOS & Android to easily broadcast on #Periscope from Twitter! pic.twitter.com/tedpUN1QMA Also Read - Twitter Bug Bounty Contest to offer $3500 cash prize for detecting algorithm biasAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
Twitter (@twitter) June 15, 2016
Essentially, with the new feature, a user no more needs to switch between Twitter and the Periscope apps. While composing a new tweet, a user can simply pick the live video option from the media picker that hops them over to Periscope, and they can begin the live broadcast right from there.
Although Periscope has been around for a while now, it did not pick up as much popularity as Twitter might have hoped. However, with the success of Facebook Live, which allows a user to directly stream a video from the app, Twitter s move to integrate Periscope within the app appears tactical.
Yesterday, Twitter rolled out another feature that allows users to retweet and quote their own tweets. The new feature will do away with the hassle of taking a screenshot of their older posts or add links for older tweets.