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Periscope makes drone integration and live streams a reality

TechCrunch TechCrunch 9/05/2016 Stefan Etienne

The latest update for Periscope adds drone integration, a search function and an ability to save live streams. It’s a significant update for a social network that revolves entirely around sharing moments and interactions through comments on a live stream.

The saving feature is straightforward: soon, users can type “#save” when starting a stream, ensuring that their live streamed video is saved for later use.

With the drone and GoPro integration all that needs to be done is a connection through the phone app. Even better, within the broadcast you can switch from your front and back facing phone cameras, a GoPro and/or your drone.

Narration and sketching over the footage is also possible through the app — in other words, the next David Attenborough could be discovered through Periscope.

This is a big step towards a truly live social network, where everything seen through phones on the ground, or the drones in the air, can be shared with an audience who might interact.

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