Twitter is a social media site, and its primary purpose is to connect people and allow people to share their thoughts with a big audience. Members are allowed to post short messages called "tweets". Twitter allows posting live video to a member profile via their streaming arm Periscope.tv. To stream live video to Twitter do the following:

Important update: Twitter announced that Periscope will close on March 31st, 2021. Until that time you can continue using this workflow for your live streams. We are working with the Twitter team to enable an alternative way to stream to Twitter. Join our mailing list or come back to this article for more information.

Step 1:

Log in to Periscope.tv with your Twitter account. Find and click on the "Producer" link.

Step 2:

Create a new source and select the server URL from a regional drop down option. Periscope will assign to this source a dynamic stream key. Copy both the server URL (RTMP path) and stream key.

Step 3:

Go back to your Videolinq channel and add Twitter as a destination using the manual mode. Give the destination a name and copy here the RTMP path and stream key from Periscope. Save settings.

Step 4:

In the Videolinq channel enable the video source, and start the destination. Click "Go Live".

Step 5:

Verify that you see live video on the Periscope Producer page. Click "Go Live". Periscope will send the live video to your Twitter profile.

Tips & Tricks: if you are sending closed captioning to your Videolinq channel, captions will show on your Twitter live video broadcast.

Updated February 4, 2021.

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