On Jan. 12, Periscope and Twitter announced broadcasts will begin autoplaying in Twitter profiles, timelines, and in individual tweets.
When viewers tap the video, it will go full-screen and show Periscope comments and hearts from other viewers. There is now no need to open the Periscope app or even have a Periscope account to view the broadcast.
Periscope shared on medium.com:
We’ve always wanted to make it as easy as possible to watch and broadcast live video. See the world through someone else’s eyes — that’s been our mission since day one. Today, we’re bringing this vision directly into Twitter by making it possible to watch broadcasts without leaving the Twitter app.
These new type of in-line Periscopes are designed to look like a combination of the two platforms making it easier for people who have never experienced Periscope, or don’t know what Periscope is.
Periscope broadcasts now come alive within Twitter https://t.co/R346R1lgZb
— Periscope (@periscopeco) January 12, 2016
Scopers now have the ability to reach an broader audience and peeps on Twitter will now have a richer experience.
For people on Twitter, they will be able to interact with the broadcasts the same way they can with other tweets by liking them, retweeting them, or replying to them.
The new feature on Twitter for iOS is rolling out over the next few days. Android users will have to wait for the new feature. The time frame isn’t clear, but it’s been said to be in the works.
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