"When we see more people doing that, and we bring live video to more of Twitter's surfaces, that will encourage others to take part in the conversation".
Much like Facebook and Instagram, Twitter has added the ability to broadcast live video. Twitter touts itself as the place to see what's happening now, and has had several livestreaming deals, including with the National Football League and CBS News for the presidential debates.
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"Live video is the most immersive way to experience what's happening around the world". When you're ready, press "Go Live" to start broadcasting. The Verge quoted Periscope senior engineering manager Sara Haider as saying "We are fully invested in the Periscope app". Starting today, a new "Live" button is visible when composing a tweet, which allows you to start a live stream. You can frame your shot and start your video right from there-it's your call. If you are already familiar with Periscope, then you won't have issues getting around it. While that's a smart move, the change eliminates the need for the Periscope app. Encouraging more people to use the app is one way to keep Periscope going.
Smaller players have also entered the live-streaming space, including Twitch, which was originally conceived as a video game streaming site but has since expanded into other broadcasts following its acquisition by Amazon in 2014.
In the next couple of days, the new live video broadcast feature will be available to both iOS and Android smartphones.