Periscope is the latest sensation in the social media and real time communication world. It allows you to quickly start a live video stream to your friends or to the world, view comments and hearts (the Periscope equivalent of likes) and view replays for up to 24 hours. It is really simple to pick up and use and has really taken the Internet by storm.
And after a long wait, Twitter has launched Periscope App for Android.
Just like Layout for Android, Periscope was launched on iPhone only at the start, along with a web viewing option. It took them some time to bring the same experience on Android.
In case you don’t know all what Periscope can do, here is the list of features, straight from Google Play Store:
• REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.
• PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast.
• TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)
• MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)
• HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you get from your viewers. The more hearts, the higher you get in the “Most Loved” list.
My favorite part of Periscope is the spontaneous live video streams, both viewing and broadcasting them. Give the app a try.