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.
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.
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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.
Autoplay will only be available on Android first – Android devices will come later.
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