Today, the company launched a feature that lets you post streams from other apps onto your Tumblr feed.
Today, Tumblr will now allow posting livestreams from other apps (YouNow and others).
Livestreaming is huge right now – Facebook Live has created stars like the Chewbacca mask lady, with hundreds of thousands of viewers on a popular stream. Twitter has just added a feature to integrate Periscope right into the compose screen for the app. YouNow, popular with teens and YouTubers, is a niche but has been blowing up over the last year.
Tumblr is a little late to the livestream party. But today, it's trying to catch up.
NOTE: Tumblr isn’t launching its own livestream tool – it’s just allowing you to post and share streams from other apps.
So the way this will work is if you are doing a livestream on one of these other apps, you can share it onto Tumblr. The apps partnering with Tumblr are:
Kanvas (idk never heard of it)
Upclose (never heard of it either)
Noticably, Periscope and Facebook Live – two major livestreaming tools – are missing. A rep for Tumblr told BuzzFeed News that the company is exploring adding streaming partners in the future.
You'll get a push notification when someone you follow goes live (egads?). Also, any live videos from people you follow will be pinned to the top of your dashboard for the duration of their stream.
People can also reblog your livestreams to share with a larger audience.
There are more details on how to connect your Tumblr account to set up for streaming with these apps on the Tumblr support page.
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