Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has plans to introduce new features to revamp its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS streaming app, Periscope. The new features are designed to have a deeper impact through live broadcasts and will also include support for live streams from drones.
The social network firm has announced that the DJI will be the first drone firm to offer support for live streams. The company claims that the new update will make videos more interesting through drone integration. Twitter plans to make live stream interactions more enticing and better. Users can include the drones by configuring the app. Once configured, they can stream from the drone camera, from a GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) camera or the front and back cameras of their handsets.
The company will also include the ability to control the length of their broadcasts. Users can also look for broadcasts by searching topics or titles. Search results previously supported results from the people that a user follows but according to Twitter, the search will no longer have that limitation. This means more content will be available to users. Content will now be available through the global feed. It is also possible to search for broadcasts using hashtags, thus making it much easier.
Also in the list of added features is the inclusion of categories such as #Travel and #Music which have a lot of content for the user to choose from. Content creators who wish to make their live streams more visible can add the corresponding hashtag to their video content. They can also select the topic on the search once they press the broadcast button. One of Twitter’s main goals with the broadened scope of discovery is to let users have better access to live events taking place all over the world. The company believes that the new changes will have a wider impact on people.
Twitter recently announced a beta program which allows users to save streams for more than 24 hours. Users can select the auto-delete option where videos will delete themselves after 24 hours or manually delete one by one.