Periscope Stories June 21

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

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

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

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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