This announcement from Twitter is sure to be appreciated by Periscope users: Live Periscope broadcasts are coming to Twitter for iOS, making it possible to view the broadcasts directly inside the Twitter app.
Now when you tap a Periscope link in your timeline, no longer does it take you to the Periscope app. Instead, those links are getting replaced with the broadcast itself that automatically plays right within your tweet.
Users can tap the video to get a full-screen view, displaying the usual comments and hearts from other viewers. Viewers will not need to have the Periscope app installed on their device, or have an account in order to take advantage of the new feature.
The embedded broadcasts are available in search results, and are also accessible via the profile of any user who has shared a Periscope video.
“Imagine scrolling through Twitter, reading about Mitch Oates’ underwater adventures. You suddenly find yourself peering through a hole in your timeline out into his world, via his live broadcast. This adds a whole new dimension to Twitter.”
The Twitter team says they’re rolling out the new feature to Twitter for iOS over the next few days. So, if you can’t see the new feature yet, it will show up in the near future. There are plans to roll the feature out to web and Android users, and Twitter will announce that when the feature is ready on those platforms.