Twitter believes live video is the most immersive way to experience what’s happening around the world. Effective this week you can create and Tweet live video from the Twitter app using Periscope technology.
“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,” says the company.
To go live, compose a Tweet, then tap “Live,” which brings you to a 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.
“Live video brings moments and events to life in a way that no other medium can,” Twitter says. “Exploring a new city? Find yourself in the middle of something amazing? Celebrating your team’s big end of season win? Go live on Twitter and let others experience it with you.”