Periscope flies ahead of Twitter

Published on May 13, 2015 12:19:19 PM
Technology
Now you can avail of Periscope, the live streaming app by Twitter, even if you don’t have a Twitter account.

Media reports say that users can now use Periscope by signing up with their phone number and Twitter account is not needed for the same. The new version of Periscope has a feature to directly comment in Periscope chats. 

As not all users of Periscope will always be on their best behavior, the app notifies the users if a certain user is blocked.

The new version also allows the users to change their avatar. Experts say that Twitter is trying to expand the app’s footprint, ahead of the text based platform.

Experts also say that the competitor of Periscope, Meerkat has also become independent of Twitter, which might reduce the usage of Twitter.