Twitter’s live video streaming app Periscope is out with a big update today adding a key promised feature. Periscope for iPhone version 1.1 now lets you find live streams around the world based on location using a new map view from the global tab. This lets you jump into streams going on around you or watch something interesting happening on the other side of the world. In addition to adding the new maps view, Periscope has been localized in 29 more languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Dutch, Indonesian, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Romanian, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
Periscope 1.1 also allows you to instantly replay streams after they end. Previously, broadcasters had to wait for videos to upload to allow replays, a process that could cause issues on spotty cellular connections.
Twitter has enabled the ability to tweet out broadcasts you’re watching to your followers in the latest version as well. Sharing was previously limited to your friends within Periscope so this should increase discoverability among your friends and followers.
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