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You can now post live video from Twitter directly, which basically kills Periscope

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Twitter's most recent update allows you to broadcast live video.

This isn't new, exactly. But now, you no longer need a Periscope account to do so -- you can do it directly from Twitter.

Periscope has been Twitter's live tool of choice since March 2015 (remember Meerkat before that?). However, as Facebook Live has exploded in popularity, Twitter has had to reckon with the fact that its live video service requires two apps, where Facebook needs just one.

Here's the initial announcement tweet.

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FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Lauren Simo, left, answers questions during a weekly forum streamed via Periscope on the smartphone of Toby Srebnik, Fish Consulting director of social media, at the company's offices in Hollywood, Fla. Twitter is taking the smartphone shackles off its live-video service Periscope as part of the struggling company’s attempt to broaden its audience. The Periscope Producer feature announced Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, will allow media companies and other users to pipe live video feeds directly into Twitter, without using a smartphone to record the images. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

There seems to be some compatibility for those still using Periscope -- Twitter said "anyone on Twitter and Periscope" can interact with the live video with comments and "hearts," just like original Periscope. And Facebook Live. 

Periscope's Twitter account didn't seem too fazed by the changes.

So far the reaction has been positive for some users.

But others feared a flood of uninteresting, annoying live videos.

How excited are you for Twitter Live?

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