What is Periscope and How to Use it

What is Periscope and How to Use it

You may have seen people in your friend list on Facebook live streaming the videos from a party or during their vacation. By now you must already be aware that you can also live stream a video over the internet. Facebook is fine for this purpose, but there is an app created by Twitter dedicated completely to live streaming; it is called Periscope.

So, in simple words, Periscope is a live video streaming app. Millions of people, all over the world, are already using this application. It lets you broadcast your live videos using your mobile phone. You can also view the live stream of other people on your mobile phone. The videos remain on this app for 24 hours after the live broadcast is over.

Using Periscope

Using Periscope is pretty easy. You simply need to download the app from the Apple App Store if you have an iOS device or Google Play Store if you use Android device. Once the app has been downloaded, you can sign in with Twitter account, Facebook account or your phone number. Earlier, Periscope allowed access only via Twitter. It has now expanded its reach.

Once you are logged in, you will need to follow some easy, onscreen instructions to set up your account. It will not take more than a minute to set it up. Once the account has been set up, you can start broadcasting the videos over the internet.

As you would start using the app, you will get more familiar with it. Although the app is owned by Twitter now, but the number of followers you see does not reflect your number of followers on Twitter. Both have different list of followers. Periscope has its own followers. If you wish to use Periscope on computer, then you’ll have to download iOS emulator.

You can start broadcasting the videos and make it private or public. If the video is private it will be available only to a few people with whom you have chosen to share it. The public videos are available to everyone whether or not they are in your follower list. You can also give a catchy title to your videos.

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