NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is adding the ability for users to broadcast live video directly from its app as it seeks to distinguish itself among social media rivals as the place for real-time connections and discussions.
The move follows Facebook, which launched live broadcasts for public figures in 2015 and everyone else this April, along with a bevy of smaller competitors that include Twitter’s own Periscope app.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
Twitter says it is not shutting Periscope down. Rather, the company hopes that the new Twitter feature will broaden its appeal.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
Live video — by regular people as well as curated creations from celebrities — is growing. Twitter touts itself as the place to see what’s happening now, and has had several livestreaming deals, including with the NFL and CBS News for the presidential debates.MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
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