Periscope Will get Higher Maps, Skip Forward And 3D Contact Shortcuts Together with ‘Teleport’

Periscope Gets Better Maps, Skip Ahead And 3D Touch Shortcuts Including ‘Teleport’

Some fairly notable updates for Periscope, the reside broadcasting service owned by Twitter, simply dropped as we speak. Included among the many new goodies for customers of Periscope for iOS is teleporting, a function courtesy of 3D Contact help that may transport you to a random a part of the world and drop you proper right into a broadcast from there.

“We love this shortcut as a result of we’ve all the time needed Periscope to really feel like teleportation,” the Periscope workforce wrote in a Medium publish.

In keeping with making the expertise extra international, Periscope’s world map for finding broadcasts has been up to date to incorporate extra livestreams — it was beforehand capped at 250 — and in addition replays of streams from inside the previous 24 hours. That’ll massively ease discovery, and permit you to look again at breaking information occasions to get a extra native, eyes-on-the-floor perspective.

Lastly, iOS customers can now skip by means of replay broadcasts. That’s a reasonably normal function that had been lacking — however was added to Android final week — making it much less painful to dig via new content material.

Teleport is an iOS solely function that makes use of the 3D Contact function on Apple’s latest iPhones. Along with it, iPhone 6s and 6s+ customers have a couple of shortcuts out there by way of an extended press on the Periscope app icon — these additionally embrace broadcast, mutual broadcast (which fits out to pals you comply with mutually) and search.

Android customers, enjoying catchup just a little, have gotten the zoom function for when broadcasting which was already out there to these with iOS units.