Mumbai: In a move to match ‘Facebook Live’, micro-blogging site Twitter’s live streaming service Periscope has introduced drone camera integration along with an option that lets users automatically save live broadcasts, as reported by Mashable.
The move comes few weeks after Facebook announced that it will start live streaming support from DJI’s drones via Facebook Live. With DJI drone integration and GoPro cameras, Periscope also hopes to offer the same functionality.
The process of using the new feature is also easy as users are only required to pair their iPhone to the drone’s remote and the video feed will be received via Periscope. Coming to the GoPro cameras, users will be able to switch between their smartphone’s front and rear camera, drone’s camera, or GoPro during a live broadcast.
According to TechCrunch, users can also sketch and narrate over the footage using the app. Periscope’ CEO and co-founder Kayvon Beykpour explained that people were not inclined towards the concept of live videos when Periscope was launched.
He said, “We wanted to make the experience as delightful and safe for the broadcaster as possible, and one way to do that was to make the content more ephemeral. We’ve moved past that world in a short amount of time and our community has told us they want the option to save their broadcasts. We’re doing it in a way that feels very true to Periscope, and puts the control in the hands of the broadcaster.”
The integration of these new live streaming features will not only help is enhancing live streaming experience but also help in uplifting the micro-blogging site’s popularity.