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Periscope now fully integrated with Twitter on iOS

PeriscopeiPhone and iPad users can now access broadcasters from Twitter’s live video streaming service, Periscope, without leaving the Twitter app.

Announcing the update, Periscope said that it is bringing its vision – to make it as easy as possible to watch and broadcast live video – directly into Twitter.

“Since launch, there have been over 100 million broadcasts created on Periscope. Whenever a broadcast is shared on Twitter, you tap the link to open the Periscope app. Today, we’re replacing those links with the broadcast itself, autoplaying right within the Tweet,” said Periscope in a blog post.

Users can now tap a broadcast to make it go full screen on their iOS device and see comments and likes from other viewers – without needing to have the Periscope app or a Periscope account.

“For broadcasters, this means you can reach the massive Twitter audience. And for everyone on Twitter, there’s now a richer experience in your home timeline, search results, and on anyone’s profile who’s shared a Periscope,” said Periscope.

The update will roll out in the coming days, with the same features due to be added to Twitter for Android and the web “as soon as they’re ready”.