Periscope is going landscape. An update for iOS and Android brings users the opportunity to watch and stream broadcasts while holding their phone sideways. — a feature the company says its community has been “craving.”
Viewers can watch a landscape stream in portrait, but it will shrink to fit the width of the screen.
Periscope also has something it calls ‘share context,’ which lets you know who shared a feed with you. When you see a stream in your feed, a small indicator beneath the feed tells you who shared it with you; no more wondering why a broadcast is showing up!
For Android, Periscope now lets those who stream privately to select from a list of mutual users (you both follow one anther). The company says it’s a more “natural” selection of people users are likely to stream to. This private sharing feature is coming “soon” to iOS.
Finally, there’s now the ability to share streams to Facebook – interesting timing for the Twitter-owned app, as Facebook today opened its Mentions app (which features a live-streaming feature) to more users today.