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Twitter launches and quickly updates Periscope, a live video streaming app


Twitter comes with a live streaming video application named as Periscope, launched last month especially for iOS. After a week of release, Periscope comes with a new update that enriched with several new features. Within a few weeks of release, it is hailed as one of the greatest social media platforms, with the help of Twitter.twitter-periscope

As I mentioned earlier, Periscope comes with a huge list of features. For example, Periscope 1.0.2 comes with spam blockers and tracker for broadcast, this shows the success of the applications with a few days of launch.

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The founders of Periscope say:

“What if you could see through the eyes of a protester in Ukraine? Or watch the sunrise from a hot-air balloon in Cappadocia? It may sound crazy, but we wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation.”

The update allows the users to re-imagine the home screen of the iOS application and it divides the screen into two different parts, Friends and Global. Users can check various stuffs that are subscribed by you and in the meanwhile, users can easily check various incidents happening around them.

Undoubtedly, Periscope is an excellent tool for voyeurs and travelers; the application blocks pornography and it prevents the users from live streaming events that breaches copyright rules. For instance, if anyone transmits live sports video, the application will prevent the users to stream those events. In the early periods of time, it is very difficult for the developers to stop invalid comments and also maintaining privacy is also one of the major issues that has to be concerned in the future upgrades.

The application also comes with a feature called as Followers Only and this allows the users to broadcast videos to only a limited number of people according to their wishes. The popularity of this application lies behind the combination of features found in this application and that makes this one more unique.

[ Via ] [ iOS app | Android app coming soon]


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