Periscope Announces New Save and Search for Broadcasts, Drone-Based Streaming

By Jennifer Cowan


Periscope is continuing to roll out some nifty new features with the latest update of its app.

Now, users will soon be able to search for broadcasts by title or topic.

“When you tap on the search button in the Global List, you’ll see a list of suggested topics to search for, including #Travel, #Music, #Food and more,” reads a Periscope blog post. “To broadcast about a topic, simply tap the Broadcast button in the topic’s search results to add the relevant hashtag, or add the hashtag to your title directly.”

The Twitter-owned firm is also testing two special search topics: “First Scope,” which enables you to welcome new broadcasters, while “GoPros and Drones,” allows you to discover broadcasts from GoPros and drones.

Broadcast from a bird’s eye view with drones! Available on iOS soon.

— Periscope (@periscopeco) May 9, 2016

The change comes a week after Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour announced the public beta for a tool that enables its users to permanently save their broadcasts.

Beykpour said Periscope needs its users’ help to test the capabilities and, as such, anyone who is interested in trying out the new save feature can opt-in to Periscope’s public beta. Opting in is as simple as adding the #save hashtag to a broadcast — it will then be saved to the user’s profile.

“We’ve seen incredible growth in our community and the number of live broadcasts created on Periscope over the past year,” Beykpour said in a press release this week. “People are using Periscope to share what’s happening in the world around them, so we felt it was time to evolve beyond the restraint of 24 hours and allow this content to stay in the public record. We’re excited to release this capability along with a new way for people to search for broadcasts.”

Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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