Periscope Stories March 31, 2021

The popular live video streaming service Periscope is now saying goodbye. Owned by Twitter, Periscope will be completely shut down on April 1, 2021, following the app’s removal from the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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Periscope Stories December 15, 2020

[Update: Confirmed] Here’s why Twitter may shut down Periscope live streaming app

Amid the expansion of its video/audio features in the Twitter app and increasing competition, it looks like Twitter may be planning to retire its live broadcasting app Periscope.

Periscope Stories July 28, 2018

Twitter says it will start suspending Periscope accounts that make repeated abusive comments

As part of its efforts to crackdown on abuse and spam across its network, Twitter announced that it is rolling out a new policy to those who make abusive remarks in the comments of a Periscope live broadcast.

Periscope Stories June 21, 2017

Periscope is rolling out a new update to the live broadcasting app that lets you tip broadcasters as a way to support their work.

The new tipping feature is included in with new ‘Super Hearts’, which viewers can purchase then send to broadcasters during a live stream. In return, broadcasters can cash out Super Hearts monthly as a new revenue stream.

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Periscope Stories March 28, 2017

Some Periscope live-streaming videos will be getting pre-roll ads, says Twitter

If you enjoy watching live-streaming Periscope videos, be prepared to start seeing some pre-roll ads first. Twitter has announced that it will start selling the ad-slots from today.

Periscope Stories December 28, 2016

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Twitter has announced today that it is bringing support for live 360-degree video to the broadcasting service Periscope. The move comes as Twitter continues to heavily invest in live video and faces increasingly strong competition from Facebook and others. Twitter and Periscope outlined the new feature in blog posts.

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Periscope Stories June 16, 2016

iOS Twitter app now has button to start live Periscope broadcast … kind of

Twitter has updated both iOS and Android apps with a Live button that starts a Periscope broadcast. It’s actually a bit of a cheat, though, as all the button does is open the Periscope app – or prompt you to download it if you don’t already have it installed.

Periscope Stories February 26, 2016

Facebook’s live video broadcast rolling out to 30+ more countries “in the coming weeks”

Facebook has announced that the Periscope-style live video broadcast feature it launched in the U.S. last month will be rolling out to more than 30 new countries “in the coming weeks” – though it hasn’t revealed which ones. The feature also made its way across to U.S. Android devices today.

Last month, we announced that we planned to start bringing the ability to broadcast live to countries around the world, and now people in more than 30 countries can share live video via iOS. We’ll continue to roll this out to more people as well as Pages in countries around the world in the coming weeks … 

Periscope Stories January 28, 2016

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Facebook shared today that it is turning on live video broadcasting from its app for all iPhone users in the United States. This feature was previously limited to public figures and verified accounts then expanded to a limited number of test iPhone users last month. Facebook’s effort in this space is similar to Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope service, which popularized live video streaming from mobile devices last year.

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Periscope Stories January 26, 2016

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Periscope streams are about to get a whole lot more interesting with the latest app update for iPhone. Periscope version 1.3.3 adds GoPro integration that actually lets you live broadcast from the view of your action camera.

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Periscope Stories November 10, 2015

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Popular live streaming app Periscope has today announced a major update for its iOS app, bringing with it a handful of new features and optimizations for Apple’s new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The update bumps the app to version 1.3 and was detailed in a blog post on Medium by Periscope.

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Periscope Stories September 10, 2015

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When word surfaced this week that Periscope has been secretly working on an Apple TV app, it was pointed out that Twitter’s live broadcasting service only supports portrait video capture while TV sets of course are landscape. It appears Periscope already had plans in motion to change that, though, as the latest version of the app released today adds support for streaming in landscape orientation.

Aside from setting the stage for the future app on the new Apple TV announced yesterday (Periscope hasn’t demoed the app, but it’s icon appears in an Apple TV human interface guidelines graphic and was seen on stage), the update creates a better viewing experience for Periscope users. It handles displaying video much better now regardless of how the broadcaster is holding their phone. Landscape streaming doesn’t require viewers to hold their phone in that way, either, and it’s a much better fit for web viewing as well.

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Periscope Stories September 8, 2015

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We have reported many times that the new Apple TV is getting an App Store. The new A8-powered box combined with a revamped software interface will enable developers to make apps and games for the new hardware, set to be announced at tomorrow’s iPhone 6S/Apple TV/iPad event. TechCrunch is reporting, via sources, that Periscope, the video live streaming app for iPhone and Android, is working with Apple in advance of the unveiling to create a custom Periscope app for the new Apple TV.

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Periscope Stories July 27, 2015

Periscope for iOS adds Handoff support, ability to mute notifications, more

The popular live streaming app Periscope today announced a much-welcomed update to its iOS app. The update, which bumps the app to version 1.1.3, includes a couple of new features and tweaks. For one, users now have the ability to mute notifications on a user-by-user basis. For instance, if you follow someone, you can now go to their Periscope account and turn off notifications for when they initiate a new broadcast.

Periscope Stories June 4, 2015

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: expand full story

Periscope Stories May 11, 2015

Periscope update adds ability to sign up without a Twitter account, new commenting features, more

Twitter this evening has updated its popular live streaming app Periscope to version 1.0.4 with a handful of new features and bug fixes. Announced in post on Medium, the update adds the ability to change your profile a picture, a feature that for some reason has not been there since launch. A variety of other new features are also included…

Periscope Stories April 2, 2015

Twitter’s live streaming video app Periscope updated as it crushes Meerkat

Twitter has updated Periscope, the free iPhone app that allows anyone to stream live video to the world. Rather than display a random video stream when you open it, it now puts people you follow at the top of your feed. The update also includes a number of performance improvements and bug-fixes.

Periscope was beaten to launch by rival app Meerkat, which made a big splash at SXSW, but Twitter’s app quickly took the crown, as QZ tech editor Dan Fommer noted.

Frommer tweeted a graph comparing the number of tweets per day made from the two apps, with Meerkat’s share falling steeply as soon as Periscope launched. Within 24 hours, Periscope was approaching 50k tweets while Meerkat fell from a high of 35k to a little over 20k.

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