Twitter owned Periscope has introduced a new “follower only” mode for its users that keeps strangers from trolling them. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
According to the Verge, only people who users follow will be able to comment and everyone else will be just a passive viewer. Also Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
Along with new mode, Twitter has made it easier to block people from a stream, whether or not we are the broadcaster. Now users can just tap their name and they will get the option either to block them or go directly to their Periscope profile. Also Read - Top Tech News today: Realme Watch 2 Pro launch date, Vivo Y72 launched in India, WhatsApp multi-device feature
These new features are useful, but potentially useless on popular broadcasts. Periscope will automatically disable comments from a stream if it gets too full, something that could change as the feature matures.
The update also includes a new discovery section of global broadcasts from around the world and the blue checkmark badge for verified users that Twitter uses for its users.
Periscope is only available for iOS users. Last week, the team developing it said an Android version would be available soon.