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This article was published on October 7, 2015


Periscope now has an embeddable ‘On Air’ button for broadcasts

Periscope now has an embeddable ‘On Air’ button for broadcasts
Nate Swanner
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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

Periscope now has an On Air button for websites (like The Next Web!) that tell everyone when a broadcast is live.

It’s a useful little tweak that anyone can use. All you have to do is enter your Periscope username (typically your Twitter handle without the ‘@‘) into Periscope’s button generator, and it creates an code so you can embed a button into a webpage. Your username takes the place of the ‘broadcaster’ text, seen below.

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Periscope’s On Air button also comes in two sizes, and automatically toggles when a broadcast goes live.

It’s easy to see how this may be useful for — well, everyone. Sites like this one could embed buttons for bloggers attending events, and those with their own websites could do the same.

On Air Button [Periscope]