App of the Week: Periscope

by Madeleine Borgersen

Broadcasting video is the new big thing when it comes to social media. With apps like Vine and Meerkat starting the trend, this week’s app Periscope seems to be the one that’s hit the nail on the head and gaining some traction.

App of the Week: Periscope

Periscope is available for both Android and iOS, allowing you to broadcast your breakfast or your business.

Periscope is a hybrid between the video capabilities of SnapChat, the live video streaming of Google Hangouts and the broadcasting of YouTube.

Great for sharing and viewing the lives of others around the world we’re addicted. From taking a glimpse at a convo with the Dalai Lama as he takes an elevator to his next appointment to marvelling at an amazing sunset in St Tropez, it’s the ultimate tool to live vicariously through others straight from your phone.

By signing up and creating a profile you are then able to follow other users. Whenever they start to share a new broadcast you will be notified and any broadcasts will appear in your feed for 24 hours. You can save broadcasts to view later (still only for 24 hours) and also view featured broadcasts from people around the world.

You can also be notified when other users nearby are streaming. Interact with broadcasts with comments or a single ‘instagram-esque’ tap to send a heart and show your appreciation.

Broadcasting yourself with a one click to start the broadcast and share it with everyone or only with selected friends using the privacy options.

Available for iOS and Android, Periscope uses it’s owner, Twitter’s distribution network allowing anyone to broadcast their life.

3 responses to “App of the Week: Periscope”

  1. I am so addicted to Periscope – there are some seriously amazing people scoping and sharing incredible information. I’m starting to become addicted to broadcasting too… I think it’s going to be pretty big… 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Shockingly I had heard of this one before reading your feature! I love the sound of it… Off to download now 😛

    Sarah | More Than Adored