Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android users, owned by Twitter. Going live will instantly notify your followers, who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.
Website URL: https://www.periscope.tv/
Periscope is designed to help you broadcast videos publicly all around the world. As such, when you broadcast a video, your broadcast is public by default. This includes the metadata provided with your broadcast, such as when and where you broadcast.
When you watch others’ broadcasts, information regarding when you watched the video (for example, either live or on replay) and any comments or hearts you make on the video are also public.
If you save your broadcast for replay, the video and associated information will remain public for 24 hours or until you delete it. If you do not save for replay, the video will no longer be available but the associated information about your broadcast (for example, the title, when and where you broadcast, who watched) will remain public for 24 hours or until you delete it.
Periscope provides you with the option to share your broadcast only with those Periscope followers you invite.
You do not have to create an account to watch public broadcasts on the Periscope website. You do need to create an account in order to broadcast video.
If you choose to create or update an account, you may provide some personal information, such as your profile information, phone number and email address. Your profile information on Periscope is publicly available and includes your name, username, Twitter username, biography information, profile picture, the people you follow and who follows you, and the number of hearts you have received.
You may choose to sign up for Periscope through another service, such as Twitter, and use information from that service to create your Periscope profile.
Broadcasts are, by default, public. A private broadcast allows you to select specific followers to view your broadcast. Note: You can only select people who follow you for private broadcasts.
Only the people you invited can watch, chat and send hearts. Invited viewers will not be able to share your broadcast with others.
When you privately broadcast a video, the video and a summary of broadcast information (such as your broadcast title, and when and where you broadcast) will be available to the followers you have invited for 24 hours, unless you choose to delete it. See How do I delete a broadcast? for more information.
If you have your Twitter icon set to on, a link to your private broadcast may be tweeted out, but it will not be playable. If you do not wish for the link to be visible on your Twitter feed, make sure to switch your Twitter icon off before starting your private broadcast.
Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile).
Limiting the chat for your broadcast only lets users that you follow to participate in the conversation.
You can report an inappropriate broadcast that violates the Periscope Community Guidelines directly through the app. When watching a broadcast, scroll to the bottom of the info panel and tap the Report icon. Tap to confirm.
If you see a user posting abusive comments in a broadcast, please take a screenshot and email email@example.com. Periscope will take action if they find that the user violates the Periscope Community Guidelines.
When you block a user on Periscope, that user will not be able to follow you or view any of your broadcasts, chats, or hearts in the app. You will also be unable to follow or see that user’s broadcasts, chats or hearts.
You can unblock a user at any time, via your Profile.
If you have a general enquiry that isn’t answered on Periscope’s Help Centre please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Periscope application is free to download and install.