Periscope made it’s initial debut on IOS exclusively, now after 2 months the app makes its debut on Android. I actually wasn’t too sure as to what the app was capable of and just blew it off as yet another lousy attempt at a social media platform. That was until my friend explained to me what it does; and it kind of made me, someone who usually doesn’t download many apps, want to check it out.
Essentially Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, allows you to broadcast live video to people around the world. Your followers, including those on Twitter, will be notified once you go live, which then allows them to join and comment.
The app has been downloaded over a million times in it’s first 10 days of release, and has been heavily used by celebrity personalities. The most fascinating aspect of Periscope however is it’s use as civilian journalism.
The Android version is very similar to the IOS version with some minor changes/improvements. For one, there are a few Android specific features, as well as a feature called “Return to Broadcast” that lets you continue a stream that’s been disrupted by a text or call.
Periscope is available for download in the Google Play Store, and runs on phones with KitKat 4.4 or higher. If you get a chance to check out Periscope, let us know about your experience in the comment section below.