- Starting today, people can go live on Periscope with guests, and invite up to 3 other people in their audience to join their broadcast.
- Whether you’re broadcasting or just listening in, things are about to get much more interesting.
Our broadcasters don’t just show you the world, they bring it to life by hosting a conversation with an active audience. But sometimes comments don’t say enough and hearts get lost in the background. Sometimes, you just want to say what you’re thinking.
Starting today, people can go live on Periscope with guests, and invite up to 3 other people in their audience to join their broadcast. The chosen guests can be heard by everyone and can drop off at any time. Broadcasters can still read and respond to chats, but things get more interesting when multiple people can have a conversation together and share it with the world.
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Emphasizing the power of live video, Kayvon Beykpour, Head of Product, Twitter said; “Live video is powerful and allows for a live, synchronous conversation between a broadcaster and their audience — where the broadcaster is able to talk to their audience with their camera and voice, and viewers could talk using text. With this launch, we’re enabling richer conversations by allowing viewers to call in, like a talk show, and join with their voice. This makes live conversations even more fluid, and allows for new possibilities and ways people can have conversations.”
So many people have asked for a way to broadcast with guests, and we can’t wait to see all the creative ways you go live together. Learn how to go live together here.
And this is just the beginning! We are going to focus on bringing this to everyone on Twitter and make it possible for their guests to share video too. Whether you’re broadcasting or just listening in, things are about to get much more interesting. Stay tuned!
About Twitter (NYSE: TWTR)
Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation. Watch live streaming events. Available in more than 40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via twitter.com, an array of mobile devices, Twitter Lite (mobile.twitter.com), and SMS. For more information, please visit about.twitter.com, follow @Twitter, @TwitterPH, and the South East Asia blog; and download both the Twitter and Periscope apps at twitter.com/download and periscope.tv.