Twitter is bringing an in-app Periscope button to all

Next time you're about to fire off a tweet, you can instead decide to go live with just a couple of taps.

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Credit: Twitter

For those times when a 140-character text tweet just won't do, Twitter is making it much easier to broadcast your thoughts live.

After an initial beta test, the social network is rolling out a new Periscope button inside the Twitter app on Android and iOS. When you go to compose a tweet, and then choose to insert media, you’ll see a new “live” option. 

You’ll then be able to broadcast live through Periscope or get a prompt to download the app. 

To ensure you have the feature, grab the latest version of Twitter from the App Store or Google Play

Why this matters: Periscope has a key advantage over Meerkat by being a subsidiary of Twitter. With such quick access to going live, more people may be willing to give the feature a try. The downside, however, is that Twitter has struggled with harassment and terrorists using its network, so there could be some hazard in such wide availability of live broadcasting.

This story, "Twitter is bringing an in-app Periscope button to all" was originally published by Greenbot.

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