What is Periscope?

Twitter users can now enjoy Twitter’s all-live, streaming video service named Periscope. Periscope is very user-friendly, and allows users to watch live streaming video feeds from anywhere in the world all by smartphone, meaning that you can watch a live stream of effective first date ideas to seeing videos from potential first dates at the click of a button.

Unlike Meerkat, another live-stream app, Periscope allows users to save video streams once the stream has ended, making them accessible for viewing for up to 24 hours after completion. On Meerkat’s platform, once the video stream ends, it disappears and is no longer available for viewing. Meerkat and Periscope are not the first live-streaming apps, but they learned from the mistakes of previous apps that are now outdated and no longer utilized. With the expansion of 4G networks and more and more people utilizing WiFi connections, live streaming applications seem set to stick around, and make connecting with others around the world a lot easier and less complicated.

How Does The Periscope App Work?
Both IPhones and IPads as well as a host of other mobile platforms have the ability to record onto Periscope. Once a stream has started, it can be viewed from other smartphones as well as either desktops or laptops. Periscope feeds can be accessed either through Twitter’s site or through the Periscope app directly. Users can press the TV icon located on the lower left of the Periscope screen to gain access to current live streams or recent broadcasts housed on the system.

Downloading Periscope:
Since Periscope is Twitter’s live-stream app, users must have a valid Twitter account in order to use it. To get the Periscope app, users can visit the App Store. Once downloaded, new Periscope users have the option of subscribing to broadcasts on Periscope that are based off of followed Twitter users. Every time a stream begins from one of the selected subscriptions, users will be notified. Messages can be sent to the hosts of live-streams from within the stream itself. Users can also send “hearts” to indicate approval or appreciation. This app can be a great addition to a private level dating site, and has multiple potential uses across multiple websites and services.

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