Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope is giving tough time to Facebook live by presenting some new features intended to enhance the experience of watching live broadcasts.
The battle between Periscope and Facebook live is touching its peak specially after Twitter has introduced some new features like live broadcasting. This feature will make it easier for user to find the best broadcasts on Periscope. One of another feature calls ‘Replay Highlights’ will automatically generate a short trailer for every periscope broadcast as well.
Just to mention for who don’t know, Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein and acquired by Twitter before launch in 2015, now is available on different App Stores like Google Play Store, iTunes.com, Windows App Store etc.
Whereas, Facebook Live is one of the features introduced by social media giant to let people explore live videos from around the world. It was launched last year, and back then it limited broadcasts to be two hours long per session.
However, comparing the limitations with new features, social media giant has to face some troubles against the little big irritating bird. With Periscope, users can watch highlights from the show they might’ve missed or highlights about any timely topic. Which is one of the reasons why Periscope getting more popularity compared to Facebook Live.
“On Android, live broadcasts will auto play in the Watch Tab and Global Feed without sound, so you can see what’s happening around the world immediately when you open Periscope. If you find a broadcast interesting, you can simply tap to get the full live experience.” said Periscope on their official blog.
Moreover, Periscope is looking for a variety of signals to determine what parts of a replay should be included in the highlights, and it is said that these parameters will improve over the time.
One of the biggest shocks Facebook has to hear is, that big online portals like Mashable, Mic, RT, Veja Sao Paulo and Washington Post are already using this feature of Periscope to bring their stories to life. So let’s see what comes next, whether Facebook also going to shock with any new idea?