Twitter has updated both iOS and Android apps with a Live button that starts a Periscope broadcast. It’s actually a bit of a cheat, though, as all the button does is open the Periscope app – or prompt you to download it if you don’t already have it installed.
As Engadget notes, this is really just about drawing attention to the existence of Periscope for those half-dozen people on the planet who don’t already know about it.
Twitter last month announced that mentions and media will stop counting toward the 140-character limit, but hasn’t yet implemented this. Facebook got in on the Periscope-style live video action earlier this year, initially in the U.S. only before later rolling it out to more than 30 other countries.
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