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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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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Removes Precise Location Tagging on App

After the precise location-sharing feature for tweets is removed, users who want to share where they are can do so through services like independent location data platform Foursquare

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The Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.. VOA

Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to eliminate the option of letting users add their precise location details like latitude and longitude as part of their tweets.

“Most people don’t tag their precise location in tweets, so we’re removing this ability to simplify your tweeting experience,” Twitter Support posted on Wednesday.

However, the company said users would still be able to add precise location tags in tweets captured through the app’s camera.

“You’ll still be able to tag your in tweets through our updated camera. It’s helpful when sharing on-the-ground moments,” the company added.

While the announcement gathered several newer reactions, comments and opinions, some users stuck to their demand asking the micro-blogging site to add the abilility to edit tweets on the platform.

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FILE – A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

Questioning the platform on displaying the “Twitter for Android” or “Twitter for iOS” label benethe posts a user wrote: “Also why mention the device being used?”

Twitter users can opt out of location-sharing features in its “privacy and safety” menu.

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Users who do not wish to share their precise location details should continue keeping the feature turned off for as long as it is still available in Twitter’s camera, TechCrunch reported.

After the precise location-sharing feature for tweets is removed, users who want to share where they are can do so through services like independent location data platform Foursquare, the report added. (IANS)