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.
Beginning today, we will label Tweets that may contain misleading information around COVID-19 vaccinations. This is in addition to our ongoing efforts to remove the most harmful COVID-19 misleading information from Twitter.
To learn more, visit our blog.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) March 1, 2021
- 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.