You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Twitter Integrates Periscope, Adds Autoplaying Live Video to Timeline

Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download Periscope or register for a Periscope account anymore to start watching.

Twitter’s Periscope integration is being added on iOS first; support for Android and the web is being promised for the near future. After that, Twitter is likely going to bring Periscope streams to its curated Moments section as well.

Twitter has been working on boosting its video plays across its apps and platforms in recent months in order to bring in more valuable video advertising. Periscope has been a notable hit for the company that has struggled to grow users for its core service. Since its launch last year, Periscope users have launched more than 100 million live broadcasts.

So far, Twitter hasn’t been monetizing Periscope, and instead focused on growing the user base for the social live streaming service. But with Periscope directly integrated into the Twitter app and timeline, one shouldn’t be too surprised if ads start popping up on Periscope soon as well.

More Digital

  • 'Star Trek: Discovery': James Frain on

    'Star Trek: Discovery': James Frain on Sarek's 'Sophie's Choice'

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

  • Nash Grier

    Nash Grier Locked Out of YouTube Account

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

  • Netflix phone

    Subscription Video Services Lift Global App Spending

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

  • Jack Etienne - Cloud9

    Esports Startup Cloud9 Raises $25 Million From WWE, Others

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

  • snapchat-spectacles-snap-teal

    Snap May Have Hundreds of Thousands of Unsold Spectacles (Report)

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

  • "Context Is for Kings" -- Episode

    CBS All Access Suffers Streaming Glitches in Middle of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

  • DSCF3404.raf

    Netflix to Raise $1.6 Billion More Debt Financing to Fuel Content-Buying Binge

    Twitter and its social live streaming service Periscope are now joined at the hip: Twitter officially integrated Periscope’s live streams into its timeline Tuesday, where live video streams are now be auto-playing directly within tweets. Users will also be able to access replays of past broadcasts within the Twitter app, and don’t have to download […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content