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Twitter Blocks Meerkat’s Auto-Tweet Feature, Potentially Stopping Its Rapid Growth

Twitter Blocks Meerkat’s Auto-Tweet Feature, Potentially Stopping Its Rapid Growth

by Brad MerrillMarch 2, 2015

Following a surge of viral growth, it appears that live video streaming service Meerkat has been handicapped by Twitter.

Meerkat allows users to share live video feeds on Twitter. When a stream goes live, it shows up in followers’ Twitter feeds. After it ends, it can’t be replayed. The app pulls in tweets as native comments.

As of today, however, the Meerkat app is no longer tweeting out new streams or comments. These features are what set Meerkat apart from the crowd, and without them their recent growth may come to a halt.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.