Twitter announce in March 2021 the end-of-life of Periscope. Periscope was used in the past years to post live streams on Twitter tweets. Videolinq is a Twitter partner and we are working to complete an integration with Twitter to better publish live streams from Videolinq to Twitter. Until this is completed customers are asked to use the method explained below to send live streams from Videolinq to Twitter:

Step 1:

Login to Twitter to create a live stream. Click on the "Producer" icon.

Step 2:

Next, click on the "Create broadcast" icon on the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 3:

Give the broadcast a name, add Twitter categories you want to advertise your broadcast on, and in the source field drop down and select "Create a new source". You can can customize your live stream features by expanding the other options on this page.

Step 4:

In the next screen give the video source a name and drop down to select a near-by regional entry point for your live video.

Step 5:

The next page will show the RTMP path and stream key assigned to your live stream. Copy these values as you will need them for the next step. Click "Done" when ready.

Step 6:

Login to the Videolinq dashboard and create a new channel or use an existing one. Activate the video source you wish to use.

Step 7:

Click to add a new destination.

Step 8:

Click on the Twitter icon.

Step 9:

Give the destination a name you will remember.

Step 10:

To begin the live stream do this:

(1) make sure your video source is active (the green play icon will become red).

(2) Push on "Go Live".

(3) Start the Twitter destination (the green play icon will become a red square).

Step 11:

Go back to Twitter Studio and click on the "Tweet" blue icon. The next page will prompt you to add text to your tweet and to send it to your profile.

Step 12:

Verify that live video shows on your Twitter profile. When the broadcast ends, remember to first stop the live stream in the Videolinq channel, then to stop it also on the Twitter Studio console. Twitter will allow you now to "trim" the live stream that will change to a recorded file. To delete the live stream click on the garbage icon.

Tips & Tricks: When using the direct login method to configure live streams, not all social media platforms allow reconnecting a video source (Videolinq). Some platforms will issue a new stream key, meaning a new "page" (hyperlink) is created.

  • Twitter and Twitch support re-usable stream keys.

  • Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn generate a new stream key if the video source stops.

For best practice, when creating a social media link used to invite viewers, create the Videolinq destination in a manual mode, and not the direct login option. This adds the option to re-use the same stream key when the video source disconnects, for up to 90 seconds. This can be voided on Facebook that allow during manual setup to select a "persistent" stream key.

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