If you have noticed the trend in social media over the past few months, it’s been all about live video. Bringing your friends, family, and followers closer to the action is the main goal. With Twitter’s introduction of a live video feature this morning, the company is right on track with the other major players such as Instagram and Facebook.
The feature is rolling out inside of an app update, available for both iOS and Android beginning today. To access it, simply compose a tweet, hit “live,” setup your shot, then broadcast. Once you’re live, anyone following you on Periscope or Twitter can view your feed, and can also send you comments and hearts.
If you didn’t know, Twitter’s Periscope did this exact thing, and with this move, it seems safe to say that the Periscope service can now die. I mean, there’s no point in keeping it around, since Twitter Live is the exact same experience with the exact same people. Doesn’t quite make sense for Twitter to keep them both going, at least to me.
Should you choose to try out this new Live feature, be on the lookout for the update to Twitter.