Broadcast or watch live video from anywhere with Twitter’s new live-streaming video app Twitter users can now broadcast or watch live video from anywhere, thanks to its live-streaming video app, Periscope.
The recently launched app for Apple users has already gotten a rating of 4 stars out of 5 on the App Store.
All you need is an iPhone or iPad and a Twitter account to start shooting your live feeds.
To start, press the video icon at the bottom of the screen. You can then type a title for your video. Click on the Twitter icon to make sure a link to the broadcast will automatically appear on your Twitter feed. Then click on the red Start Broadcast button to begin live streaming video.
Once you are done live-streaming a video, Periscope saves it for you so that anyone can view it for up to 24 hours through smartphones, desktops or laptops while using the app or on
the Twitter website.
If you want to keep your video streams on file, under Settings, you can switch on the Autosave Broadcast button to save all your broadcasts in your Camera Roll.
You can also watch other people’s live feeds, watch recent broadcast or browse through live streams. Just press on the TV icon at the bottom left of the screen.
You can follow other users or they can follow you for notifications. There’s plenty of room for interaction: when you are watching a broadcast, you can then join the chatroom (you will see a message bar at the bottom of the screen) to send a message to the owner or other watchers, or send a
heart emoticon as a seal of approval. The more hearts a video stream gets, the higher they flutter on the screen.