There are so many live and replay broadcasts on Periscope each day, and many more that are added all the time. It’s therefore becoming difficult to discover new things and find what you are looking for. Periscope has just got an upgrade that will help users discover more easily, but also watch what they are really interested in.
Enter three new features. Replay Highlights, Tweet Embeds, and Live Autoplay.
With so much to watch, we want to make it easier for you to find the best moments on Periscope. We’re introducing a new feature called Highlights, which automatically generates a short trailer for every Periscope broadcast.
Watching highlights are useful in many ways. Catch up on anything you missed. Get a better idea of someone you want yo follow. Get an overview of broadcasts in a specific search result. Periscope creates highlights from broadcasts automatically – the company doesn’t explain how, but explains that it “will continue to improve” the way “over time”.
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Replay highlights will be available to both iOS and Android users in the next few weeks.
Starting today, you’ll be able to embed Periscopes anywhere on the web by simply embedding the Tweet. Media outlets such as El Pais, Le Parisien, Mashable, Mic, RT, Veja São Paulo and Washington Post are already bringing their stories to life using this feature.
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With exciting things happening all the time, users can now embed Tweets about their broadcasts, easily. “Exciting moments unfold live on Periscope and Twitter” all the time – people should be able to help others discover them – on Twitter. If you’re on Twitter and would like to find Periscope stories to Tweet, all you have to do is search for #Periscope to find all the relevant Tweets that you can embed.
Broadcasts will now autoplay without sound on Android devices in the Watch Tab and Global Feed. This is designed to give you a good idea of what’s been happening recently on the platform.
so you can see what’s happening around the world immediately when you open Periscope. If you find a broadcast interesting, you can simply tap to get the full live experience.
Autoplay will only be available on Android first – Android devices will come later.