Periscope announced last week a public beta version able to let users save their broadcasts indefinitely. And on Monday, the live-streaming app said it would add three new features. They include the ability to search for live and archived videos, and the ability to broadcast live directly from a DJI drone.

Periscope has become a very important broadcast app mostly for journalists, musicians, and athletes to share the world around them. Everyday people are starting to use the app more, too.

Periscope releases new features for Drones
Periscope is adding search and save features along with the ability to stream from a drone. Image Credit: Mashable

New features

The broadcasts will not disappear after 24 hours, unless people want them to. The app created a solution for those who want to save their broadcast and those who don’t. Periscope will save the videos by default, but will have an option in settings to set an auto-delete time. Also, people will be able to delete their broadcasts at any time.

“People are using Periscope to share what’s happening in the world around them, so we felt it was time to evolve beyond the restraint of 24 hours and allow this content to stay in the public record. We’re excited to release this capability along with a new way for people to search for broadcasts,” said Periscope CEO and co-founder Kayvon Beykpour.

Periscope’s update also has a new search button that makes it easier to discover live and archived broadcasts. People can search from titles and descriptions; as well as explore videos using topic hashtags like #food, #music and #travel. The hashtag First Scope will help people explore, because it will have videos of new broadcasters.

Another feature includes live-streaming from DIJ drones, using the Periscope app. The update will let people switch back and forth between phones, a GoPro, and drones. Sketch can also be used with the app to draw over the stream, highlighting details.

About Periscope

Periscope is a live video app owned by Twitter. It lets people share and experience live videos. The purpose of Periscope is to provide an interactive way for people to explore the world through someone else’s eyes. The platform can be accessed at and on iOS and Android mobile devices. It was named Apple’s App of the Year in 2015. Periscope reports that, since launch on March 26, 2015, users have created over 200 million live broadcasts.

Source: Tech Crunch