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    Published: 2015-06-12, by .

    Live-stream and playback from anywhere, publicly or privately, through Twitter

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    • Beautiful design
    • Intuitive, one-tap recording
    • Replay broadcasts
    • Public and private options
    • Huge variety of content, curated
    • Can't comment on your own live broadcasts
    • Privacy issues?

    "Your Own Periscope On The World (No Submarine Required)"

    THE VERDICT

    After a year in the making and several months of anticipation, Twitter's Meerkat rival has finally been born: welcome to the live-streaming stage Periscope, the sleekest and most attractive live broadcasting app yet to be seen.

    Periscope is smooth and easy to use, and boasts loads of great features that pit it well ahead of any of its rivals. Importantly, it also has access to the Twitter Social Graphs, so finding and following your twitter friends on Periscope is super easy.

    The variety of the content on offer is fantastic, and you have the option of replaying old broadcasts: something which Meerkat doesn't support.

    It's been a long time coming, and Periscope has entered the game late: but it was definitely worth the wait.

    THE PROS

    There are LOTS of good things to say about Periscope. As soon as you launch the app, the polished-finish of the interface instantly speaks of quality. The first thing you'll see is a list of videos: at the top, those being broadcast now and at the bottom, recently recorded. The app also benefits from in-house curation, ensuring trending quality.

    Periscope broadcasts are available for up to 24 hours after they aired- which means the variety of content available to you at any one time is even greater. the replay option is very cool, in that comments appears as the did in the live broadcast - giving you an 'in the moment' feeling. Comments are kept within the app, and not spamming your Twitter account too - which is good to know. If you like a broadcast, you can also bombard the broadcaster with hearts - a bit like favoriting a tweet, but with more love.

    You can choose if you want your broadcasts to be private or public, and whether you want them to air on twitter or not - either way, your Twitter followers will know you're on the air. And there's no limit to the length of your broadcast as far as Periscope is concerned - you own limit is what your device's storage can handle.

    THE CONS

    You can't yet type in the comments section yourself, which is a bit irritating.

    Also, and as with any live-streaming app on the market, there is that floating grey area of privacy. Sure, it's ok for you to broadcast yourself. But what if you are filming people around you without their consent? It's unclear as to where you (and Periscope) stand legally on this front.

    Tags: periscope playback , periskope private

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Jun 12, 2015

    Description

    Periscope lets you broadcast and explore the world through live video.
    See where news is breaking, visit a new place, or meet people and share interests - all in real-time.

    Use Periscope to:
    • Broadcast live video and interact with people through hearts and comments.
    • Discover popular live video streams from around the world or search for broadcasts by location or topic.
    • Missed out on a live video? Don't worry - watch the best parts with replay highlights.
    • Instantly share your live videos to Twitter and other social networks.
    • Broadcast privately to specific followers or friends.

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    Users comments for Periscope - Live Video

    KL SY

    by KL SY

    Dec 11, 2017  |  "Poor"

    my account was all of a sudden DISABLED, I did nothing wrong!!!! Tons of little girls touching themselves for pedophiles & Not to mention the PORN goin on all on. Law enforcement needs to be involved if youre gunna continue to let kids, little girls on here exposing them selves for grown men. ENABLE MY ACCOUNT ASAP!!! Very disappointed!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Dec 11, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good

    Louise Lipnica

    by Louise Lipnica

    Dec 11, 2017  |  "OK"

    The broadcasts saved on my gallery aren't playing~ ?

    Chris Peerson

    by Chris Peerson

    Dec 10, 2017  |  "Poor"

    I got banned for no reason at all!! I didn't say, show, or do anything inappropriate against your guidelines. It's very annoying because I really really like your guyses app. I would really appreciate it if you could review my account and tell me why I got banned. At the very least, I would like to know how long I'll be banned for. I look forward to your hastily response. sincerely, Chris Peerson

    tamicka graham

    by tamicka graham

    Dec 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Awesome

    Jenie Selina

    by Jenie Selina

    Dec 10, 2017  |  "Great"

    loved it