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How To Use Twitter Live Video For Live Streams

Twitter is cooperating with the live broadcasting app Periscope and so it is bringing Live Videos to your iPhones. From now on you can watch brand new Live Videos in the Twitter app and also start your own live broadcast. So tweeting has gone to the next level! Find out how you can go live with the Live Video feature and how to find Live Videos of your friends.


To use the Live Videos in the Twitter app, you have to make sure that you are using the latest version. So check your App Store, if there is an update available for Twitter and install the version 6.68.1 or later, if necessary.

Start a Twitter Live Video

Open Twitter on your iPhone and tap the tweet icon at the right top corner – as if you would write a normal tweet. Instead entering a message with a maximum of 140 characters, you tap the Live icon in the bottom right.

If you are using the Live feature for the first time, you will see an information box that you can just exit. You also have to give Twitter the permission to access your camera and microphone (in case you have not done yet).

You will be directed to the camera preview now, but you are not live yet! So you can still take precautions and e.g. give your Live Video a caption.

As soon as you are ready, tap “Go LIVE”. Your follower will get a notification that you have started a Live Video and can watch it live.

You can use both cameras. If you want to switch the camera while recording, tap on the display twice.

You can finish a Live Video by swiping downwards and tapping “Stop Live Video“.

After stopping the Live Video, some different figures will be displayed: Live viewers, time watched, comments, etc.

On this display you can save the video locally on your iPhone (Save to camera roll), share it or delete the Live Video.

By tapping the “Play” button in the right top corner, you can re-watch the Live Video.

We hope that your Live Video needs will be quenched with this new feature and we wish you lots of fun with the live streaming!

Discover Live Videos on Twitter

As soon as a friend goes online the Live Video will show up on your Twitter home screen.  However, you can also search for Live Videos. Tap the “search” icon (magnifier) in the right top corner, enter a keyword and choose Periscopes (below the search bar). There you will find all Live Videos (even finished), which are matching your keyword.

Twitter in App Store

Developer: Twitter, Inc.
Price: Free
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