Looks like live video is the next big trend amongst social media networks. Following the announcement of Instagram Live Stories and Facebook’s Live 360, Twitter has roll out the ability for its users to Tweet live video.
— Twitter (@twitter) December 14, 2016
Twitter said on their official announcement;
Starting today, you can create and Tweet live video from the Twitter app, powered by Periscope. To go live, compose a Tweet, then tap “LIVE” which brings you to pre-broadcast screen where you can frame your shot. When you’re ready, press “Go Live” to start broadcasting.
Once you’re live, anyone on Twitter and Periscope can join your live video and participate in your experience. When you’re watching a live video, comment and send hearts by tapping the screen. Hearts show your support for the broadcaster.
It’s unclear why Twitter took this long for them to launch such feature, since they owned Periscope for at least 2 years now.