Twitter-owned Periscope has announced some significant updates to its app. The online video streaming platform now allows users to embed the live videos. The updates also include live autoplay and replay highlights of the live videos. Replay highlights will be available for iOS and Android users in the next few days, while autoplay will first come to Android first and then rolled out for iOS. Also Read - Twitter-owned live streaming platform Periscope shuts down after six yearsAlso Read - Oppo Reno: The periscope camera on the smartphone gets disassembled on a leaked video
Talking about Periscope s embeddable videos, there s something important to note. While these video can be embedded, the embed can t be used independent of the tweet. If you embed a Periscope video in an article or a feed, the video will still play within the tweet. It essentially gets embedded as a tweet with live video. That said, it is definitely better than having to click a separate link to view the videos. Also Read - Huawei may move to OLED with P30 and P30 Pro to sport periscope optical zoom camera
Further, for Android users, the Periscope app has now turned on the autoplay feature. Much like Instagram, Android users will be able to see Pericope live video play itself without sound, which users can tap to pause and play with sound. The feature is available in the Watch tab or Global Feed option.
Periscope (@periscopeco) July 21, 2016
Additionally, Periscope has added a new tool to that will enable a user to replay highlights of a feed by generating a short trailer. Which means, the tool will let a user watch highlights if their own profile or someone else s to get a quick overview of their latest videos. This broadcast feature will be rolled out to both iOS and Android in a few days.
Competing with its rival live-streaming app, Facebook too rolled out an update to its Facebook Live feature. While earlier it was limited to just two hours, Facebook Live video now lets users stream a video for up to four hours. Both People and Page administrators on Facebook will now be able live stream for longer hours in both full screen and video-only mode.