For quite a while now, Periscope has served as a popular app for creating and broadcasting your videos live on social media. However, now, iOS users no longer need the Periscope app to watch videos posted by others, as all of that can be done right from within the Twitter app itself.
So far, each time a broadcast was shared via Periscope on to Twitter, you had to click on the link in Twitter in order to open the Periscope app, and then watch that broadcast. Now, those links are no more, and if you click on a broadcast, it will auto-play.
In fact, you do not even need a Periscope app or account on your iOS device to watch the broadcast, browse through the comments and favorites, etc.
This new update definitely adds a big dimension to Periscope. For broadcasters, it means your videos can reach a whole new set of audience — people who are very active on Twitter, but are not so active or do not use Periscope. For Twitter users, you can browse through amazing live videos right from within the Twitter app itself, without having to create a Periscope account or installing the Periscope app. Since videos autoplay when you click on them, it further adds to the UX factor of Twitter on iOS.
As of now, this feature is available only on iOS devices, such as iPhone or iPad. However, Twitter has plans of replicating this model on Android smartphones and tablets as well.
To learn more about Periscope on Twitter in iOS, read the blog post here. And don’t forget to share your views in the comments below!