Twitter users can now start their own live streams on the platform from the Twitter mobile apps without having to use Periscope. The new live streaming feature is powered by Periscope but users don’t necessarily have to use Periscope in order to use this feature.
All a twitter user needs to do is compose a new Tweet within their iOS or Android Twitter app and then tap a ‘live’ button. The service uses the phone’s camera to start the live stream. Those who see this live video will be able to comment and send in hearts, just like how they do on Facebook.