Here’s a small, but helpful addition. Today, Twitter has added a new option for users to display a Periscope link on their Twitter profile.
You can now link Periscope to your Twitter web profile, making it easier for followers to discover and watch your live videos! pic.twitter.com/WlIt9PkPuT
— Periscope (@periscopeco) October 4, 2016 As displayed in the GIF, the Periscope link provides quick access to a users’ Periscope presence, but it also turns red and pulses when that user is broadcasting live. It’s similar to theVine integration Twitter announced last October.
But as with all things Twitter, there are a few quirks in the implementation process.
First, in order to activate the Periscope link , you need to go to ‘Edit Profile’ in the Twitter desktop version. This is important to note - Periscope Help has advised that this functionality is only available via desktop.
@pinningjenny this is only available on the Twitter web profile, not on the mobile app.
— Periscope Help (@periscopehelp) October 4, 2016 Which is weird, right? You can’t log into Periscope via desktop, but you can’t activate this functionality via mobile.
Strangely, the Periscope link won’t show on mobile either – here’s how it looks on desktop (left) versus mobile, using Brian Fanzo’s account as an example.