One can now watch Periscope live streams while on Twitter
Users of Periscope are now been able to watch the live streaming app while on Twitter. Previously, one needed to tap the link to watch it inside the Periscope app, whenever a whenever a broadcast was shared in a tweet,
But with this all new feature, for those using iOS, live streams will automatically play right within the tweet and users can click on the video to expand it to full screen. However, the service is yet to be rolled out in next few months for android users.
Periscope officials, in a statement said “For broadcasters, this means you can reach the massive Twitter audience. And for everyone on Twitter, there’s now a richer experience in your home timeline, search results, and on anyone’s profile who’s shared a Periscope.”
Ever since the announcement has been done, some have criticised the move by saying it is breaking away from the community that has built up within the Periscope site. Well there has also been concern that apps like Periscope are data heavy, so if your mobile phone is on a low data plan you may need to be careful how much you are consuming.
Periscope, which was bought by Twitter a year ago have been creating buzz since its launch in March as there have been 100 million broadcasts.
It is one of a number of live streaming applications on the market including Meerkat and Facebook Live for Mentions. Earlier this year tens of thousands of people went on to the site to watch a live video stream of a puddle in Newcastle.
However, users won’t be able to broadcast straight from Twitter though and will still have to use the Periscope app for that. They also won’t be able to interact with video streams and like content through Twitter.