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After Facebook and YouTube, now Twitter to host Live videos

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MUMBAI: Twitter today announced that its users can broadcast live video directly from its apps. Powered by Periscope, live video on Twitter allows people to share and experience everything from significant moments to daily life together with an audience - all through a Tweet.

"We started Periscope because we wanted to give people the superpower to share live video with an audience. 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,” said Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour. “Twitter's already the place where people go to see what's happening. With this update, anyone can now broadcast what's happening live."

Members of the audience within a live video on Twitter can interact with the broadcaster by commenting and sending hearts to show their support. Tweets that contain live video can be Retweeted, liked, and shared anywhere that people can share a Tweet.

Anyone on Twitter can now create and Tweet live video with the latest Android and iOS updates.

Updates :

• You do not need to download Periscope to go live on Twitter with this update. You can go live straight from Twitter.
• The feature is not available to India only - this is global for everyone on iOS and Android as of today and rolling out during the next 24 hours.
• Periscope was the first to popularize live video and you've been able to view live video in Twitter since January. This update brings the creation and engagement aspects of live video into Twitter natively.

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