Twitter is dropping a feature from its live broadcasts tool to make video broadcast quality better. With this development, users wont be able to invite guests to join you in a broadcast via audio ahead of going live.
This feature was added in March 2020 to enhance the live video experience but has now been dropped to even make better that experience. Moving forward, when a user goes live, the broadcast will only feature the user and whoever else happens to be in the frame, though people can still post in the chat or tap to add a heart to interact with the broadcaster while still broadcasting.
Twitter assured users that the change is intended to improve video quality. Twitter also has another feature for shared live audio – Clubhouse-like Spaces offering. Spaces seem to have caught on more than what Twitter live video used to let you do, so perhaps the company thought it would be redundant to offer both and is focusing on the feature that seems to have more traction.
The change follows the intention to improve video quality on the platform. In September, twitter announced that new videos posted to the platform would be less pixelated.