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Tumblr Plans To Launch Live Video This Week, Likely On Tuesday


Tumblr is planning to launch its new service, live video, which is expected to be launched on Tuesday.

Yahoo's Tumblr plans to roll out a live video feature on its website, joining the recent trend of social media platforms adopting to the new media, The Verge reported.

While it seems that the launch date of June 21 is not entirely confirmed, but it is most likely that the new service would be launched within the week.

A twitter user, David Chartier, had obtained the URL for the promotional webpage that indicates the confirmation of the new feature.

It is still quite unclear how the Yahoo-owned social media platform would pit against social media giants, whom of which have adopted the service a few months ahead.

The New-York based blogging social network had steadily remained relevant since its launch in 2007. Its users is still on a constant rise despite the large competition. As of January 2016, the social media platform boasts 555 million monthly visitors, and hosts about half a million blogs.

It is expected that the new feature would be integrated with the user interface without problem, as Tumblr has come to be known with seamless services, albeit with the expected bugs of earlier versions of the service, according to CNET.

Posting live videos on Tumblr is expected to be just as easy as posting any type of media within the blogging website. Content exposure is still vast as the website promotes easy re-sharing, all the while still maintaining the contents credits to its creator.

It suffices to say that the biggest difference to the interface would only be a notification on the user's dashboard that indicates a subscribed user is currently live.

Tumblr has confirmed that the live videos would be an easy transition as it claims to support on posting live videos through YouNow, Kanvas, Upclose, as well as YouTube, which are all iOS and Android supported, as detailed on its support page.

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