Periscope Releases Several New Features in iOS App Update

Twitter’s live video streamer Periscope updated its iOS app this week to include a new mute feature that prevents users from being interrupted by new broadcast notifications. Version 1.1.3 also brings a refreshed global feed for discovering streams around the world, the ability to access your broadcast stats from previous streams (not just at the conclusion of a broadcast), the option of language preferences in profile settings, and Handoff support that allows users to initiate viewing on one device and pick up the same stream on another device.

“The ability to mute someone does not mean that they are taken off your ‘following’ list, and you can still be on the receiving end of their live feeds,” explains Ubergizmo. “However, you will no longer need to receive notifications whenever this muted person begins to ‘broadcast.’”

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“The global feed allows you to discover live streams from various users around the world that Periscope thinks would be interesting to you,” adds 9to5Mac. “Periscope says today’s update refreshes the global feed to make it better at finding broadcasts you would enjoy. You can also now filter suggested streams by languages.”

Version 1.1.3 of Periscope for iOS 7.1 or later is currently available in the App Store on iTunes. Periscope is also available for Android devices.