Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow
 Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s existing Periscope Producer feature. The forthcoming API was first reported last week by The… Read More ...
Twitter is adding Periscope live-streams to its top trends feed
Twitter wants you to watch more videos. To help give user-generated clips and professional live-streams maximum exposure the platform is surfacing video in more places, including the top trends feed. The post Twitter is adding Periscope live-streams to its top trends feed appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter’s Periscope adds ‘Proudly made in America by immigrants’ to app loading screen
As a mark of protest against the US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope has updated its loading screen with a small text that reads “Proudly made in America by immigrants”. In a statement, Periscope said on Tuesday that the recent executive order to halt immigration from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa forced them to consider a disturbing alternate reali...
Twitter to introduce Explore tab containing Moments, live video and trending topics
Twitter has announced that it is going to replace the Moments tab with a new Explore tab, that contains Moments, live video and trending topics. Moments are collections of tweets around a topic put together by users that tell a story. Moments is a relatively new feature, and Twitter allowed users to start creating and sharing moments from their mobile devices only recently. The current Moments tab shows the most popular Moments on top. The new Explore tab. Image: Twitter. The search feature...
The year in analytics
 Well, 2016 is officially in the past. Between the election drama, the stock markets tossing and turning, celebrities moving on and Harambe, it was a doozy. Read More ...
Twitter launches Live 360 video on Periscope for select few
Twitter and Periscope have launched live 360 videos, though the streaming full-view footage will only be offered from a handful of select partners at first. 360 broadcasts will be flagged with a special “360” badge on Twitter and Periscope. Viewers will be able to pan around the spherical scene either by clicking and dragging with their mouse, swiping with their … Continue reading...
5G promises to transform the world again
 We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.  From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.  At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what a 5G future looks like — ultra-fast, always on connectivity, making… Read More ...
Down Periscope? Its app is no longer needed to live-stream on Twitter
Twitter has taken one more step in killing off Periscope -- the company has enabled the ability to live-stream straight from the Twitter app. To get started, all you have to do is hit "compose tweet," then hit the "Live" button. It's that easy. The post Down Periscope? Its app is no longer needed to live-stream on Twitter appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter now lets you broadcast live video from its mobile apps
 Twitter users will now be able to broadcast live video directly from their mobile apps, thanks to tighter integration with live streaming service Periscope, the companies announced this morning. Through updated iOS and Android applications, rolling out shortly, you’ll be able to tap a “LIVE” button directly from the compose screen where you write tweets, in order to… Read More ...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will interview Edward Snowden on Periscope
Jack Dorsey will conduct an interview with Edward Snowden on Periscope. Jack Dorsey is a known supporter of the Pardon Snowden movement, an initiative that aims to get a presidential pardon for Snowden. Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA spying on US citizens without democratic consent, and pushed the tech industry towards taking more steps to safeguard the privacy of their users. Other known supporters of the Pardon Snowden campaign include Steve Wozniak, Tim Berners-Lee, Neil G...
Periscope’s new selfie masks let you go live as Clinton or Trump
Twitter's Periscope is the latest live-streaming platform to jump on the selfie filter bandwagon with the launch of its very-own election-themed facial overlay graphics, which transform you into Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. The post Periscope’s new selfie masks let you go live as Clinton or Trump appeared first on Digital Trends....
Periscope Producer removes the livestreaming mobile tether
Periscope is removing its mobile tether, and in doing so is opening up the platform to a wider range of possibilities. The company has announced Periscope Producer, a way to livestream on the platform from devices other than a smartphone or tablet. The company says Periscope Producer allows for streaming from ‘external sources,’ examples of those being things like pro-grade … Continue reading...
Twitter now lets you add a Periscope link to your profile
Twitter is launching a new Periscope integration option for users of the live-streaming platform. Starting today, you have the option to provide a link to your Periscope profile on your Twitter page. The post Twitter now lets you add a Periscope link to your profile appeared first on Digital Trends.
It’s finally over for live-streaming app Meerkat
Remember Meerkat? The live-streaming smartphone app caused quite a stir when it launched early last year. Trouble is, Twitter-backed Periscope and Facebook Live ended up stealing the show, destroying Meerkat's hopes of longevity. The post It’s finally over for live-streaming app Meerkat appeared first on Digital Trends....
Periscope for desktop now lets you channel hop through curated broadcasts
Periscope is making it easier to discover live broadcasts on the desktop version of its platform with the launch of curated channels. Periscope.tv now boasts a redesigned home page populated with auto-playing videos from its featured channels. The post Periscope for desktop now lets you channel hop through curated broadcasts appeared first on Digital Trends....
New Twitter alert feature means you’ll never miss a live-stream again
Twitter wants its 313 million users to engage more with the service, and it thinks a new alert button could be the answer. Focusing on video, the notification feature will help make sure you never again miss a live-stream of someone you follow. The post New Twitter alert feature means you’ll never miss a live-stream again appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter goes to the Rio Olympics with live Moments, and over 200 new emojis
Twitter will cover the Rio Olympics on its flagship platform, and on its Periscope, and Vine apps. The content will include a mixture of curated news, video highlights, and over 200 new hashtag-activated emojis. The post Twitter goes to the Rio Olympics with live Moments, and over 200 new emojis appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter’s Periscope creates short trailers for replay videos with new Highlights reel
Periscope has launched a range of new features aimed at helping users discover new broadcasts on its iOS and Android apps, including a new Highlights reel that generates scrollable video trailers for all the replays on your home feed. The post Twitter’s Periscope creates short trailers for replay videos with new Highlights reel appeared first on Digital Trends....
Periscope adds tweet embeds, replay highlights to its list of features
Periscope has signaled a significant update to its live streaming platform today, announcing three new features that users will almost certainly get some mileage out of. The first is the ability to watch replay highlights from streams you missed. Now Periscope will automatically create highlight "trailers" covering the broadcasts you missed over the last day and put them in your … Continue reading...
Periscope adds tweet embeds, replay highlights to its list of features
Periscope has signaled a significant update to its live streaming platform today, announcing three new features that users will almost certainly get some mileage out of. The first is the ability to watch replay highlights from streams you missed. Now Periscope will automatically create highlight "trailers" covering the broadcasts you missed over the last day and put them in your … Continue reading...