This separation makes it much easier to discover broadcasts from those you know; previously they could be lost in the constantly flowing streams view.
The update also allows you to select a “follower only” mode for broadcasts where only those you follow can comment on your stream.
The change will help address a growing spam problem on the service and will mean that there’s a lot more control, instead of just allowing a free-for-all in the comments.
It also makes it easier to block people in a live stream. Periscope had a lot of spam and abuse, partially because it was previously a little tricky to block people when you were the broadcaster but the feature is two taps away. Just tap a comment and hit block!
A number of smaller changes have also been added, such as verified ticks from those verified on Twitter, “silky smooth performance” and a number of bug fixes.
You can grab Periscope’s update from the iOS App Store right now.