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How to get started with Twitter live broadcasts

Other than broadcasting live on Twitter, you can also add guests, edit your videos and more. Here are some things you need to know if you're planning to go live on Twitter.

Twitter lets users add up to three guests on live broadcasts. 
Twitter lets users add up to three guests on live broadcasts.  (Pixabay)

Everyone’s making live videos on different platforms for personal and professional use. While live videos may have seen an increase in usage there are still many that aren’t aware about using it properly.

We shared tips on how to make your Instagram Live sessions better. And in this one we’ll share tips on getting started with Twitter Live broadcasts.

The basics

To start a live video on Twitter, open the tweet compose box and tap on the camera icon. Then select ‘Live’ and then ‘Go Live’. Your live broadcast will start and it will appear on your followers’ timelines. When you want to end your live video, just tap on the stop button.

Adding guests

Twitter lets you add up to three people as guests on your live videos and you can do this by selecting the ‘Faces’ button on the upper right corner before going live. You can then tap on the Faces button to add the viewers in your live video. Invites will be sent to these viewers.

You can also request to join live videos by tapping the Faces button and selecting ‘Ask to join’. And if you want to leave the broadcast then just tap ‘X’ that’s at the top left corner of the screen. The same process can be followed to remove a guest from your live broadcast.

Sharing your live broadcasts

You can also share your live broadcasts by tapping the share icon. When you’re broadcasting live it will appear as “Share Live” but once it’s over it will be displayed as “Share From Beginning”.

Editing your live broadcasts

Twitter also lets you edit your live broadcasts on iOS and Android. You can make changes on the title, thumbnail image and even set custom starting points. You can edit your live broadcasts three times and it will take up to 15 minutes for the changes to appear.