Twitter now lets users invite guests into Periscope live streams

Do you Periscope?  It's Twitter's somewhat unpopular live streaming app.

That is compared to other's on the scene like Facebook and Instagram.

But Periscope is hoping to change that by spicing things up.  On  Monday, the social network announced it wants live videos to feel more like a talk show.

The company said in a blog post, "Our broadcasters don’t just show you the world, they bring it to life by hosting a conversation with an active audience. But sometimes comments don’t say enough and hearts get lost in the background. Sometimes, you just want to say what you’re thinking."

With the new feature, broadcasters can go live with guests and invite anyone in their audience to join the broadcast.  

When someone joins the live video, viewers can then hear audio from that guest's account during the live stream.  Broadcasters can still read and respond to chats, but things get more interesting when multiple people can have a conversation together and share it with the world.

This feature brings a sort of talk radio vibe that can give a viewer an opportunity to really become part of what's happening or contribute to the broadcast.

Twitter want to see how Periscope users respond so they're sending it out to all iOS and Android users adding, "This is just the beginning! We’re going to focus on bringing this to everyone on Twitter and make it possible for your guests to share their video too. Whether you’re broadcasting or just listening in, things are about to get much more interesting. Stay tuned!"

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