Periscope integrates Twitter into their own iOS app

Jan

13

2016

Twitter has added new functionality to its app for iOS devices. Since the update Periscope links are automatically displayed as live streams on the timelines of users. Twitter is also working on a Periscope implementation for the Android app.

In a blog post late both Twitter and Periscope know that implementation will ensure that the live video streams are visible in the Twitter app. As a Periscope stream passes in the timeline, then it automatically begins playing without sound. This can be put in to the settings by choosing the option to not automatically play videos. Previously Periscope streams came just past the link, no preview or other visual aspects. If the stream is selected in the Twitter timeline, the picture switches to full screen, instead of the individual Periscope application is started.

For the chat function of the stream application is the original Periscope app still needed. It is possible to treat the stream tweets like regular tweets. The tweets can be shared and geliket, and can be acted upon. Both Twitter and Periscope indicates to focus on reaching more people. Twitter is no stranger to this situation. The company already has a while to do with stagnant growth rates which some users are concerned.

Twitter bought Periscope in early 2015, probably in order to compete with similar programs like Meerkat. Facebook also not lagging behind in the implementation of live streaming. The company added in December the possibility to its application. Twitter lets you know also working on an implementation for Periscope in the Android app and the website, but does not indicate when it will be realized.

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