There hasn’t been much fanfare about this, but you might be interested to know that you can now go live on Twitter. To make it happen, it’s just a few easy steps:

  • Launch the app and hit the “compose” button in the bottom right corner.
  • Tap the camera icon on the left.
  • Once in the camera interface, tap the “live” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Enter the description of your live stream and/or invite guests to participate.
  • Tap “go live” when you’re ready to roll.
  • Tap “stop” when you’ve wrapped.

This is a feature that’s only available on mobile devices, so, if you’re locked into a laptop or desktop computer, you’re not going to be able to access it.

ALSO – As of yesterday, there’s now an official “five strike” policy for Twitter users who insist on spreading false information on coronavirus.

  • First Strike – the user will be notified of their violation and the post will be handled accordingly.
  • Second Strike – a 12-hour account lock
  • Third Strike – a second 12-hour account lock
  • Fourth Strike – a week-long account lock
  • Fifth Strike – permanent suspension

While this will lead some to cry foul because a private business is somehow infringing on their rights… they won’t be able to say they weren’t warned.