Discover how to live stream on Twitter today

Twitter is one of the most popular multi-purpose social media platforms unveiling new updates that are set to make it stand out. In 2016, the app introduced one of its most unique features, live stream. Live streaming has become a familiar concept due to the ongoing pandemic where physical contact is highly restricted.

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In this pandemic era, apps like Zoom, Microsoft teams, Google Meet and more have become widely popular as they allow people to meet and get in touch virtually. However, Twitter’s live stream feature was made available before the pandemic but could capture the interest of the masses this time.

Your followers and the general public may view your broadcast both live and later via an on-demand Twitter video. Twitter users, like Instagram users, may participate with live feeds by entering a message in the chat or by using a love emoji.

You can start a live broadcast from within the official Twitter app for iOS and Android devices. A cellular or Wi-Fi signal is required and your account must be public. If your Twitter account is set to protected, you will not be able to live stream.

If you have a lock icon next to your username, go to Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety within the Twitter app and change your account to public by disabling the Protect your tweets switch.

Steps on how to live stream on Twitter

  1. Open the Twitter app on your iOS or Android device and tap compose (the quill and plus sign).
  2. Tap the camera icon, then tap Live.Compose Tweet, Camera, and LIVE icons in the Twitter appYou will need to grant Twitter access to use your device’s camera and microphone to continue.
  3. Tap Add location and choose your preferred location for the Twitter live stream. This location information is used to make your broadcast more discoverable by users in the Twitter and Periscope apps.
  4. Tap What’s happening? and type the text you want to go along with your live stream. This could be the title of your broadcast or a casual message to your followers encouraging them to tune in. Adding keywords and hashtags to your description will help your tweet show up in Twitter searches.
  5. Tap Go Live to immediately begin your Twitter live stream.Add Location, What's Happening, and Go Live in the Twitter appWhile streaming on Twitter, you can use the three buttons in the upper-right corner to turn your flash on or off, change cameras, and mute or unmute your microphone, respectively. You can also tap the icons in the lower-right corner to see who your viewers are.
  6. When you’re ready to finish your live stream on Twitter, tap Stop in the upper-left corner.
  7. A confirmation option will pop up. Tap Stop Broadcast to confirm the end of your live stream or Cancel to continue streaming.Stop and Stop Broadcast in the Twitter app

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What more can you do with live stream on Twitter

When you finish broadcasting with the Twitter app, a recording of your live stream saves to Twitter and becomes available to rewatch on-demand from within the initial stream’s tweet.

One of the most appealing things about this feature is that you can always make changes to your saved live stream videos on Twitter whenever you want to.

You can edit a recorded live stream by tapping the video within the tweet and then tapping Edit Broadcast. From here, you can change the title of your stream and even edit the start and endpoints by selecting specific points on the video timeline.

Once you’ve made all of your adjustments, tap Save Changes to lock them in. Changes made to a recorded Twitter live stream can take around 15 minutes to propagate across the social network.

Seeing as Twitter mostly involves people interacting through text, using a live stream feature can give users a personal feel to the app as they reach out to others through the platform. Get started with live streaming on Twitter with this simple guide. It will allow you to interact more with other Twitter users and even increase your following.

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