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Importing a Twitter Feed into Livestream Studio

You can include a graphics layer of a Twitter feed from a username or hashtag as a graphics overlay in Livestream Studio.

To get started, you may want to consider adding a Twitter graphic template from our Graphics Store. In the GFX module, select Twitter from the Categories menu, then click +ADD under one of the design options.

When the graphic is imported, you will see the design preview on the left side and a prompt to sign in on the right. Click Sign in with Twitter to open a browser window and sign in to Twitter. This is required in order to allow Studio and Twitter to communicate with each other, however you are not restricted to displaying tweets from your own Twitter account.

Once you authorize the app, navigate back to Studio. The layer module will open with a default account. Click the gearwheel to enter the graphic’s settings.

Select a username or hashtag to poll. Keep in mind that you must include '#' in the front of hashtags and '@' in front of usernames. When you have typed in the desired asset, press the Enter or Return key.

On the right, tweets from that username or hashtag will load on the right side, including each tweet's avatar, name, username, and time stamp.

Scroll down on the left side of the module to find more settings. You can select how often Livestream Studio should look for new tweets. Newer tweets appear at the top of the module. You can also tell Livestream Studio how many tweets to look for within a certain time frame. Select Read Only if you do not want to be able to edit the tweets.

Scroll down in the settings to configure any desired Auto-Loop options.

If you wish to adjust the appearance of the graphic or change what information is shown, click the paintbrush icon to open the GFX Designer. You can adjust the placement, size, font, and color of any of the text fields by selecting it and clicking the gearwheel icon.

If you do not wish to use a Livestream Graphics template, you can also create your own by opening the Create Custom Graphic menu, hovering your mouse over Social, and selecting Twitter post.

Follow the login steps as described above, then open the GFX Designer. Click on the list button in the Twitter layer, and you can add any data field from Twitter such as the tweet, username, avatar, etc. as well as any other design element.

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