Tumblr becomes next social media giant to launch live video function
NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Blogging platform Tumblr has now officially entered the live video streaming space, alongside fellow social networks like Facebook and Twitter, which have Live and Periscope respectively.
The launch comes the same day Twitter announced it was expanding its video length from 30 seconds to 140 seconds.
Unlike Twitter and Facebook which use their own video platforms, Tumblr is partnering with third-party providers to bring video tools to its users. Using iOS and Android, users can use YouNow, Kanvas and Upclose to post live videos on Tumblr.
YouNow, YouTube’s live streaming function, is also ready to support Android and should be ready for iOS users in a few days.