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Twitter Now Lets up to 3 Users Join Live Streams

Earlier in May, Facebook tightened the rules and policies that apply specifically to the live camera feature on its platform

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After Instagram, now micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to allow broadcasters on its app open up their live streams to guests.
“Go live with guests! It’s more fun than talking to yourself. We promise,” the company announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
The new feature, which is now rolling out to Twitter’s iOS and Android app, is going to allow up to three people to join live video streamings, EnGadget reported.
Earlier in February, Twitter added the feature to Periscope, its acquired live video streaming app for Android and iOS.
The company says this new functionality has been well-received globally since launching on Periscope, so it wanted to expand that to Twitter and give people another way to connect with each other every day, the report said.
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The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. vOA
The live streaming feature is offered by all major social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
However, ever since the New Zealand mosque attacks in March that claimed 51 lives was streamed live on Facebook, the live streaming feature has been under great scrutiny.
Facebook claimed it removed 1.5 million videos of the attacks within the first 24 hours itself. It also said it blocked 1.2 million of them at upload, meaning they would not have been seen by users. The original 17-minute video of the attack was viewed 4,000 times before it was removed from the platform.
Earlier in May, Facebook tightened the rules and policies that apply specifically to the live camera feature on its platform. (IANS)

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Twitter to Bring Back its ‘Election Labels’ Feature for 2020 US Elections

"You'll start seeing Labels appear on applicable candidates' Twitter accounts once the candidate has qualified for the general election ballot. This will happen on a rolling basis as states have different caucus and election dates, with the first occurring on March 3," said the company

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Twitter has announced to bring back its “Election Labels” feature for the 2020 US presidential election that received overwhelmingly positive feedback from voters and candidates and played a prominent role in election conversation in the 2018 US midterm election.

In the week before election day, people on Twitter saw Labeled accounts approximately 100 million times each day, and 13 per cent of US election conversation on Twitter included a Tweet with an ‘Election Label’.

“With just under a year until US Election Day and two months until the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucus, we’re launching two initiatives that will help people find original sources of information on Twitter by clearly identifying political candidates,” Twitter said in a statement on Thursday.

“First, we’re bringing back Election Labels, which we first launched during the 2018 US midterm election.

“Second, starting this week, we’ll start identifying candidates who qualify for the primary ballot for US House, US Senate, and Gubernatorial races with a verified badge,” the micro-blogging platform added.

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Twitter is a social media app that encourages short tweets and brief conversations. Pixabay

For both primary candidate verification and Election Labels, Twitter is partnering with civic non-profit organization Ballotpedia to utilize their expertise in identifying the official campaign Twitter accounts of candidates.

Election Labels provide information about political candidates, like the office they are running for, their state and district number, and contain a small ballot box icon.

The Label will appear on the profile page of a candidate’s Twitter account and on every Tweet sent and retweeted by the candidate’s account, even when embedded on sites off of Twitter.

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Labels will appear on the Twitter accounts of candidates running for the House of Representatives, Senate, or Governor in the 2020 election who have qualified for the general election ballot.

“You’ll start seeing Labels appear on applicable candidates’ Twitter accounts once the candidate has qualified for the general election ballot. This will happen on a rolling basis as states have different caucus and election dates, with the first occurring on March 3,” said the company. (IANS)