Twitter Adds Live Periscope Broadcasts to iOS App Timeline

It's now possible to watch a Periscope broadcast without leaving the Twitter iOS app.

The star of Twitter’s stable of products just got a bigger stage. Twitter announced Tuesday morning that live Periscope broadcasts can now be seen directly in the timeline.

It’s now possible to watch a Periscope broadcast without leaving the Twitter iOS app.

Periscope blogged about this new ability:

Since launch, there have been over 100 million broadcasts created on Periscope. Whenever a broadcast is shared on Twitter, you tap the link to open the Periscope app. Today, we’re replacing those links with the broadcast itself, autoplaying right within the Tweet. And when you tap the video, it goes full-screen and shows Periscope comments and hearts from other viewers. You don’t need the Periscope app or even a Periscope account.

Imagine scrolling through Twitter, reading about Mitch Oates’ underwater adventures. You suddenly find yourself peering through a hole in your timeline out into his world, via his live broadcast. This adds a whole new dimension to Twitter.

Here’s a look at the functionality:

This feature is rolling out starting today for Twitter iOS app users. Twitter and Periscope are working on this feature for the Android app, as well, but no timetable has been given.

Since Periscope launched last year, there have been more than 100 million live video broadcasts. Here’s a look at some of the most popular Periscope stars, such as artist Amanda Oleander:

Name Username Followers Hearts Profile
Amanda Oleander AmandaOleander 524,826 44,687,100 https://www.periscope.tv/AmandaOleander
Howie Mandel howiemandel 143,677 14,616,215 https://www.periscope.tv/howiemandel
Kevin Hart KevinHart4real 467,346 8,672,692 https://www.periscope.tv/KevinHart4real
Ellen DeGeneres TheEllenShow 990,987 8,161,339 https://www.periscope.tv/TheEllenShow
John Mayer JohnMayer 115,286 4,529,357 https://www.periscope.tv/JohnMayer
itsjudytime itsjudytime 75,452 4,478,311 https://www.periscope.tv/itsjudytime
Kaitlyn Bristowe kaitlynbristowe 43,620 3,143,655 https://www.periscope.tv/kaitlynbristowe
Jamie Foxx iamjamiefoxx 166,489 3,014,500 https://www.periscope.tv/iamjamiefoxx
Jenna Mourey/Marbles Jenna_Marbles 147,177 2,972,693 https://www.periscope.tv/Jenna_Marbles
Jim Gaffigan JimGaffigan 166,971 2,791,347 https://www.periscope.tv/JimGaffigan
Cameron Dallas camerondallas 208,724 1,958,212 https://www.periscope.tv/camerondallas
Nerdist nerdist 130,461 1,855,962 https://www.periscope.tv/Jenna_Marbles
Justine Ezarik ijustine 77,793 1,787,021 https://www.periscope.tv/ijustine
Andy Cohen Andy 115,353 1,675,318 https://www.periscope.tv/Andy
Ricky Martin ricky_martin 170,385 1,505,564 https://www.periscope.tv/ricky_martin

Readers: Who is your favorite person to watch on Periscope?

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