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This article was published on March 28, 2015

    Unofficial Meerkat Chrome extension brings portrait support and comments to the Web

    Unofficial Meerkat Chrome extension brings portrait support and comments to the Web
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    Owen Williams

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    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    A new Chrome extension for Meerkat brings features from the mobile app to the Web so you don’t need to jump onto your phone to be fully immersed in a stream.

    Meerkat Plus, an unofficial extension for Chrome, adds chat to the Web interface, along with the ability to like, retweet or comment on a stream. It also fixes Meerkat’s current bug where portrait view doesn’t work so well in your browser and ends up stretched.

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    The add-on automatically detects Meerkat streams in your browser and works its magic; it also adds a button that allows you to view a random Meerkat in case you want to lose more time.

    A whole bunch of great Meerkat apps have emerged that allow you to extend the functionality of the streaming service, like Katch, which records your stream. You can view all of them in one place on Product Hunt.

    ➤ Meerkat Plus [Chrome Web Store]