Are you looking to connect with your audience in real-time and engage with them on a deeper level? Going live on Twitter is a fantastic way to do just that. In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of going live on Twitter using both a mobile device and a desktop computer. So, whether you’re on the go or sitting at your desk, you can start live streaming on Twitter in no time!
📱 How to Go Live on Twitter via a Mobile Device
If you’re using the Twitter mobile app, going live is a breeze. Just follow these simple steps:
- Launch the Twitter app and go to the composer.
- Tap the camera icon.
- Tap live at the bottom.
- To do an audio-only broadcast, tap the microphone in the top corner.
- Write a description of your live video, which will appear as a tweet.
- Add a location if you want your viewers to know where you’re streaming from.
- Tap go live. Your live video will appear in your followers’ timelines and on your profile as a tweet.
🖥 How to Go Live on Twitter on Desktop
If you prefer to go live on Twitter from your desktop computer, you’ll need to use a third-party streaming software. Here’s how you can do it:
To begin, you’ll need to have a Restream Studio or OBS Studio account. These streaming tools will enable you to go live on Twitter seamlessly.
How to Go Live on Twitter with Restream Studio
Restream Studio is a browser-based live streaming studio that allows you to broadcast to multiple platforms simultaneously, including Twitter. Follow these steps to get started:
- Log in to your Restream account, or create one for free.
- On your dashboard, click Edit Destinations. Then select + Add Destination. From the channel screen, select Twitter.
- Click Connect Twitter and authorize Restream to access your Twitter account. Your Twitter account is now connected to Restream!
- Go back to your Restream dashboard and add any other channels you’d like to multistream to (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.).
- When you’re ready to go live, click Stream with Studio from your Restream dashboard.
- Customize your broadcast by enabling access to your microphone and/or camera, adding guests, playing local videos, changing the background, and more.
- Once everything is set up, click Go Live on the top of the screen, and your live stream will begin!
How to Go Live on Twitter with OBS Studio
OBS Studio is a popular software for live streaming, and you can also use it to go live on Twitter. Follow these steps to set up your live stream:
- Log in to your Twitter account.
- Go to studio.twitter.com, where you’ll find your media library.
- Click Producer.
- In the top-right corner, click Create Broadcast to start a new live video.
- Give your broadcast a name and add a category.
- Under the Source pull-down menu, select Create a New Source. Give your source a name and select your region.
- Click Create.
- On the Create broadcast window, enter your settings and add your source.
- You’ll see your RTMP URL (also called Source URL) and Stream key. You’ll need these to go live using a third-party software like OBS Studio.
- Download and launch OBS Studio if you haven’t already.
- In OBS Studio, go to Settings in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Select Streaming from the drop-down list of services and choose Twitter.
- Select your region under Server.
- Paste the Twitter stream key from Media Studio Producer into the Stream Key field.
- Add your camera and microphone as sources in OBS.
- Click Start Streaming, and your live stream will be automatically broadcasted on Twitter.
🦑 How to Stream to Twitter and Other Platforms Simultaneously
If you want to reach a broader audience and multistream to other platforms along with Twitter, Restream is your go-to solution. Here’s how you can do it:
- Sign up for a Restream account, if you haven’t already.
- Add all your preferred platforms, including Twitter, to your Restream account.
- Access Restream Studio and go live on all your selected platforms simultaneously.
- If you’re using OBS Studio as your streaming software, you can also connect it to Restream and multistream to Twitter and other platforms.
By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to go live on Twitter and connect with your audience in real-time. Remember to have fun, engage with your viewers, and create memorable live streaming experiences. Happy live streaming!