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July 21, 2016

Periscope videos can now be embedded with a tweet

by John_A

One key thing was missing from Periscope’s live video option: the ability to embed the video streams and archived footage in other places rather than sharing a link. Twitter’s livestreaming option is doing something about that today as Periscope videos can now be posted in a tweet. This means that so long as you’re willing to embed the tweet than contains the live video, you’ll be able to post them wherever you like. The app also got a Highlights feature, but it’s different from what Facebook’s live videos offer.

Rather than displaying a timeline of reactions, Periscope creates a short trailer-like compilation of the broadcast. The app uses “a variety of signals” to determine which parts make the cut, a process that the company says will continue to improve over time. There’s also a new Autoplay feature that will automatically start playback when you swipe over to the Watch tab and Global Feed. If you’re familiar with the Instagram video feed, you have an idea of how this works. Autoplay is only available on Android for now, but it’s coming to iOS “soon.” Those Highlights will be available in both versions of the app over the next few days though, so you won’t have to wait long to try it out.

LIVE on #Periscope: On the range with Jason Day https://t.co/0NhfLaEeNA

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 21, 2016

Source: Periscope (Medium)

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