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Twitter introduces live streams on top of users’ timeline

Twitter has also launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so the followers can hear, but not see the user.

SNS | New Delhi |

Twitter, one of the most popular micro-blogging platforms, will now show live streams and broadcasts right on top of the timeline. The new feature will include breaking news, personalities, and sports.

“We’re making it easier to find and watch live broadcasts. Now, when accounts you follow go live, the stream will appear right at the top of your timeline,” informed Twitter by tweet.

“Catch breaking news, your favourite personalities, and can’t-miss sports moments. Rolling out now on iOS and Android,” said the company.

Twitter has also launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so the followers can hear, but not see the user.

The new feature is currently available publicly for all iOS users of the main Twitter app and its live-streaming app Periscope.

According to a report in TechCrunch, among the updates, Twitter said it is now “also supporting audio-only live broadcasts, as well as through its sister broadcast service Periscope”.

Twitter had, last month, discontinued its app for iOS 9 and lower versions.

To use the ‘audio-only broadcast’ option, users need to update their app and go to the ‘Go Live’ button on the compose screen.

On November 7, 2017, Twitter had doubled the tweet limit to 280 characters from the original 140 characters.

 

(With agency inputs)