Twitter is bringing an in-app Periscope button to all

Next time you're about to fire off a tweet, you can instead decide to go live with just a couple of taps.

For those times when a 140-character text tweet just won't do, Twitter is making it much easier to broadcast your thoughts live.

After an initial beta test, the social network is rolling out a new Periscope button inside the Twitter app on Android and iOS. When you go to compose a tweet, and then choose to insert media, you’ll see a new “live” option.

You’ll then be able to broadcast live through Periscope or get a prompt to download the app.

To ensure you have the feature, grab the latest version of Twitter from the App Store or Google Play.

Why this matters: Periscope has a key advantage over Meerkat by being a subsidiary of Twitter. With such quick access to going live, more people may be willing to give the feature a try. The downside, however, is that Twitter has struggled with harassment and terrorists using its network, so there could be some hazard in such wide availability of live broadcasting.

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