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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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Instagram Experiences Highest Outrage While Twitter Reports Least in Q4

The Facebook family of social media sites outage on November 28, 2019 was one of many social outages in Q4 2019

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A combined 34,408 Facebook and Instagram users reported outages. Pixabay

Facebook-owned Instagram experienced the highest outage in the fourth quarter of 2019 with 21,682 reports at the peak on November 28, 2019, while Twitter reported the least amount of outage complaints with 15,952 reports at the peak on October 22, 2019, according to a new report on Tuesday.

The Twitter outage lasted only about a half an hour, leaving unable to tweet, retweet, like tweets or access their account at the peak of the outage, according to the findings by Downdetector, a company which tracks outages in technology platforms and social media sites. Facebook also experienced an outage on November 28 with 12,726 reports at the peak. The outage lasted about five hours and affected users across the globe.

“The Facebook family of social media sites outage on November 28, 2019 was one of many social outages in Q4 2019. The outage lasted about five hours and affected users in the US, Germany, Italy and Spain,” said the report titled “What Went Down? The Most Significant Online Service Outages in Q4 2019”.

“A combined 34,408 Facebook and Instagram users reported outages at the peak of the outage,” it added. Facebook’s Messenger app experienced a smaller outage on November 18, 2019 with 8,952 users reporting outages at the peak.

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Facebook-owned Instagram experienced the highest outage in the fourth quarter of 2019 with 21,682 reports at the peak on November 28, 2019, while Twitter reported the least amount of outage complaints with 15,952 reports at the peak on October 22, 2019. Pixabay

Snapchat, the popular multimedia messaging app was down for five and a half hours on October 14, 2019, leaving users unable to chat, send or receive photos from their friends. At the peak of the outage, 18,252 users from the US reported problems.

The outage was so significant as the hashtag #SnapchatDown was trending on Twitter at the time of the outage.In the mobile operators category, Vodafone was down for about four hours for thousands of users on October 23, 2019.

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At the peak of the outage, 21,065 users, primarily in Germany, reported having problems with their service, said the report. (IANS)