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Latest Periscope update lets you broadcast to your followers in landscape
Periscope, the popular live video broadcasting service from the makers of Twitter, is getting quite the notable update today that will make the app much easier to use. Among a few other notable changes, Periscope will now let you broadcast to your followers in landscape – a feature that many users have been asking for since the service launched back in May.
With this new addition, you can simply hold your device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video. Obviously this is a welcome feature, as users will no longer have to tilt their heads to watch a sideways video.
That’s not the only notable change in the app, though. The new update will allow you to see who shared a broadcast with you, so now you won’t need to wonder how a broadcast showed up in your main feed. There’s also a new feature that will make private broadcasting much easier on Android. Check out the full changelog below for more details:
- Share Context: When someone you follow shares a broadcast, it appears in your home feed. In this update, we’ve added an indicator beneath the broadcast title explaining who shared it with you. No more wondering why a broadcast showed up in your feed!
- Mutual Follow: This update makes private broadcasting much easier on Android. When you start a private broadcast, you can choose from a list of mutual followers (people you follow, who also follow you). We think this list is a more natural selection of people who you are likely to broadcast to. We’ve also added an option to quickly select all of your mutual follows. See something you want to share with your friends, but not the whole world? Check. This same behavior is coming soon to iOS, so hang tight!
The big update should be rolling out to the Play Store as we speak. Follow the link below to grab the latest version.