Twitter’s Periscope has launched the ability for users to broadcast live with guests, starting today:
Starting today, you can go live with guests, and invite anyone in your audience to join your broadcast. Your chosen guests can be heard by everyone and can drop off at any time. Broadcasters can still read and respond to chats, but things get more interesting when multiple people can have a conversation together and share it with the world.
The new shared broadcast feature with guests is available on iOS, Android and the web and also viewable from these platforms as well. For journalists, this new shared broadcast feature could come in handy during live breaking events, making it easier to interview people on air.
Here’s how it works, according to Periscope:
When a broadcaster chooses to add a guest, both the broadcaster and their guest see a countdown. During the countdown, the broadcaster can preview their guest’s audio, before it can be heard by everyone else in the broadcast. Both the broadcaster and their guest can choose to cancel at any time.
According to Periscope, sharing to Twitter is not available yet, but they note “We’re going to focus on bringing this to everyone on Twitter and make it possible for your guests to share their video too.”
You can learn more about the new broadcast feature with guests here.