Twitter’s live video streaming application, Periscope, has received a new update that will allow users view live broadcasts directly on their Twitter timelines. That means they will no longer need to click the links and be redirected to the Periscope app.
The new update to the Twitter iOS app that was released today is part of a plan to give Periscope broadcasters a window to a massive new audience.
Periscope was launched in 2015 and over 100 million live broadcasts have been created by 2 million daily active users from 10 million registered accounts. But with this new update, Periscope will have access to Twitter’s 320 million monthly active users. The plan is that Twitter users who may or may not own a Periscope can watch both live and repeat broadcasts on their timeline.
To watch a Periscope broadcast, you only need to show up to the party by tapping on the video. It will go full-screen and show you Periscope comments and hearts from the other viewers.
The Periscope streams are set, by default, to play automatically over cellular data and WiFi networks and this update will come to Android and web users “as soon as they’re ready.” There’s no specific date yet.