Twitter is Upgrade its live streaming capabilities by allowing up to four users to stream simultaneously.
A user hosts the broadcast and appears on the video. The host can invite up to three other people to join, although they can only broadcast in audio.
Guests will be heard by everyone and can drop off at any time. When guests drop off, the host can invite more people to join.
Twitter says it’s also working on ways for guests to stream videos, but for now they can only join via audio.
This feature could bring a whole new dimension to Twitter chats. For example, the host could ask questions and participants could take turns joining the show and providing their answers.
Twitter is rolling out this capability starting today. Users can add guests to a live stream by following the steps below:
- Open the camera by swiping left from your timeline or tapping from the Tweets editor.
- Tap Live mode at the bottom.
- To allow live viewers to request to join your broadcast, tap the faces icon in the top right.
- Tap Go LIVE to start your broadcast.
- When a viewer has requested to join your broadcast, a notification will appear in the chat.
- Tap the “+” button to add them to the broadcast.
- Guests can be removed if needed by pressing the X in the top right of their avatar.
When users watch a live stream that has guests enabled, they see an icon to request to join.
Like anything posted on Twitter, a live stream will stick around for as long as you want and can be shared just like you would a tweet.