Periscope was a bit behind in terms of incorporating new features for live broadcasts, especially when compared to the constant launches that Instagram makes in this regard.
But now it has just presented a feature that will make the streaming in Twitter more interactive. Now, broadcasters, that is, people who broadcast content live through Periscope, may invite their audience to participate and have a leading role in the broadcast.
“In Periscope you can join up to three people to the retransmission.”
This will allow a more active public. The person responsible for the broadcast may invite up to three people from his audience to participate in the broadcast. By doing so, they will join it and may have a live conversation about their topics of interest or important events and share it with the rest of the audience.
The broadcasts are thus enriched and allow us to provide other points of view, invite a known or relevant character to be part of the broadcast or add value to the audience with a new addition to the conversation.
However, we must not lose sight of one aspect: this could already be done with Instagram, although in the case of this application the emissions can be joint, of two users. That is, the sender can only send an invitation to join a person in the audience.
As in Instagram, in Periscope, while up to four speakers are participating in the broadcast, the rest of the audience can continue to leave comments and send hearts.
“The live video is powerful and allows a live and synchronous conversation between a station and its audience – where the station is able to speak to its audience with its camera and voice, and viewers can speak using text. With this release, we are enabling more enriching conversations by allowing viewers to call, like a talk show, and join their voice, “said Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s product manager and founder of Periscope.
Twitter introduces this new functionality of Periscope now, but has pointed out that this is just the beginning.
“We will continue to innovate in the future to continue making significant updates with the feedback that both the broadcasters and the audience provide,” Beykpour states.