Twitter providing online news and social networking service. Twitter tested a new live streaming service which allows users to watch the local news coverage.
the feature is “currently rolled out across the platform,” but the feature may be web-only for now. There’s currently no stream to speak of on Twitter’s desktop site or the Twitter app,
According to Buzzfeed, the use of the streaming was part of a test of Twitter’s new partnerships with local news stations. Judging by the fact that over 50,000 viewers watched the stream, it was a successful test. Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s general manager of video, told Buzzfeed, “We’re continuing to work on new ways we can surface credible and relevant information to help people stay informed.”
Twitter Livestream offer users access to the most accurate and current local information, especially if they aren’t from the area and don’t know where to find it. That can be invaluable during a crisis, especially if you’re using Twitter as a primary source of information, as many do nowadays.