As you may already know, Periscope is a live video streaming app created by Twitter. It is available on the Android and iOS platform. This application lets you broadcast your videos live using your mobile phone no matter the time and place. You can also watch the live broadcast from the people from all over the world on your mobile using this app. Periscope already boasts of millions of daily subscribers and the number is only growing.
Periscope offers different privacy settings. If you want, you can make the video public and available to everyone, whether or not they are connected to you. You can also make the video broadcast private and only certain people, such as your family or friends will be able to see it.
The live broadcast does not remain on the app server forever. Once the broadcast is finished the video is deleted automatically after 24 hours.
Earlier, you could only log in using your Twitter credentials. However, the application has been updated and now you can login with your Facebook profile or your phone number. This way Periscope has made itself accessible to more people.
How to use Periscope
The very first thing you need to do is download the application on your mobile phone or tablet. It is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. As already mentioned, you can use your phone number or Facebook account to login. However, would recommend using Twitter login as the app is now native to this social media platform.
Once you are logged a prompt will ask you if you wish to receive notifications for the live streams of other people. The app also allows you to share the videos on different social media platforms.
Using the app is very easy. The interface of Periscope is very intuitive. In order to start your own live video stream, you simply need to enable the camera of the phone, turn the microphone on (if it is off), and also enable your location. If you would like to download Periscope app for PC, then you must get an Android Emulator first.
It would be a good idea to give a catchy title to your video as it will help you get more viewers.