Periscope App Revamp: New Features for Live Broadcasting


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One of the biggest changes in Twitter’s Periscope app has just hit the headlines. The company decided to lift the 24-hour limit completely, so users can save broadcasts permanently.

Your footage will no longer disappear a day later – that’s good news for anyone looking to create a public collection of their broadcasts. At the same time, Periscope has been endowed with a new search feature that will help viewers look for live broadcasts.

Excellent updates all around, because Twitter has also changed the categorization of saved broadcasts, so users will have it easier by searching via a new dedicated button.

On their side of the business, broadcasters can also improve the visibility of their videos with the help of Food, Music, and Travel categories. Instead of being clustered all together, videos will be neatly separated in their own class.

Are you a fairly new broadcaster? Twitter has thought of you, too, because now you can see your videos in the “First Scope” category, where you will justly be given you some time in the limelight.

The format has been essentially revamped, and the new features are instrumental to creating some order in the save videos – a category that might otherwise have been lost in an unorganized collection of watchable content.

Periscope’s app was also upgraded to allow users to use a DJI drone for broadcasting, but unlike the features we’ve already mentioned, this drone compatibility is exclusive to the iOS.

According to Kayvon Beykpour, CEO and co-founder at Periscope, live videos have seen a significant growth over the past year.

“People are using Periscope to share what’s happening in the world around them, so we felt it was time to evolve beyond the restraint of 24 hours and allow this content to stay in the public record,” he explained.

At first, the feature for disappearing videos was meant to encourage sharing with no limits. But now that the live video-sharing platform has evolved, publishers and famous personalities have lost the taste for disappearing content.

Even though the 24-hour limit has been lifted, users can still opt to schedule their broadcasts to disappear after a day. The company announced that Periscope broadcasts will soon be saved by default on both Twitter and Periscope.
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