Twitter has officially discontinued its Periscope apps as of March 31, 2021. However, you can continue to broadcast to Twitter using Media Studio. Media Studio has been enabled for many users with linked Twitter accounts, but please reach out to your Twitter account manager if you do not have access.

This article provides the instructions to:


Step 1 - Getting the RTMP Details from Twitter Media Studio

1. Log in to Twitter Media Studio.

2. Click on the Sources tab.

3. Click on Create source.

4. Enter the Source Name (e.g., Socialive).

5. Select RTMP as the Source Type.

6. Select US East (N. Virginia) as the Region.

7. Click Create.

8. Next, you will see your detailed RTMP information. Copy both the RTMP URL and RTMP Stream Key.


Step 2 - Adding the RTMP Account in Socialive

1. Log in to Socialive and create a new broadcast or open a previously created broadcast.

2. On the right-side panel, under "Where do you want to broadcast?," select Broadcast to RTMP.

3. Click on Add RTMP...

4. Enter a Label (e.g., Twitter @MyAccount).

5. Paste the RTMP URL you copied in step 8 above into the Server URL field.

6. Paste the RTMP Stream Key you copied in step 8 above into the Stream Key field.

7. Make sure the "Save to my account so it can be reused for other broadcasts" option is checked.

8. Click Save.

Your Twitter RTMP account is now set up and you can start broadcasting to Twitter Media Studio. Follow the steps in the next sections to:


Creating a Broadcast to Start Immediately

1. In Socialive:

a. Create a new broadcast or open an existing broadcast.

b. On the right-side panel, toggle on the Twitter RTMP entry (created in step 2)

c. Start your Broadcast. Be sure to use a Start Card or Video since the next steps may take a minute or two.

2. Log in to Twitter Media Studio.

3. Click on the Broadcasts Tab.

4. Click on Create broadcast.

5. Enter the Broadcast name.

6. Select the Category your broadcast belongs to.

7. Select the Source (e.g., Socialive).

8. Select the Audience - either Public or Private.

9. Select to Start Immediately your broadcast.

10. Open Advanced Settings to enable the chat functionality or stream encryption.

11. Open Content Restrictions to disable broadcast replay or apply Geo-restrictions.

12. View the player at the top of the window to see a live preview of the video being sent to your source.

14. Click Create Broadcast to save your broadcast settings.

15. Under the preview screen at the top, click the Tweet button.

16. Create a tweet for your broadcast and tweet it to make it available for your audience to view your broadcast.


Creating a Broadcast to Start Later

1. Log in to Twitter Media Studio, and click on the Broadcasts Tab.

2. Click on Create broadcast.

3. Enter the Broadcast name.

4. Select the Category your broadcast belongs to.

5. Select the Source (e.g., Socialive).

6. Select the Audience - either Public or Private.

7. Select to Start later, pick a Start Date and Time, and the End Date and Time.

8. Under Recurring, select if the broadcast repeats daily or weekly or does not repeat.

9. Select a Poster Image to upload from your local computer. The suggested format is 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1280x720 Resolution.

10. Open Advanced Settings to enable the chat functionality or stream encryption.

11. Open Content Restrictions to disable broadcast replay or apply Geo-restrictions.

13. Click Create Broadcast to schedule your broadcast to start later.

14. Under the preview screen at the top, click the Tweet button.

15. Create a tweet for your broadcast and tweet it to make it available for your audience to view your broadcast when it goes live. You can also schedule your tweet to post at a later date (e.g., the day before your broadcast).


Learn more about Twitter Media Producer Studio.

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