Updates From Twitter

I just received an email from Twitter telling me this:

We’ve made a few changes that we’d love for you to check out:

• We’ve launched Periscope, a live, interactive video app that lets you teleport anywhere with a tap. Broadcast privately to a few people or publicly to the world. Periscope seamlessly integrates with Twitter, so you can share with your followers in real time.

• On Twitter, expressing yourself is even easier. Now you can shoot, edit and share video, all within the app. We’ve also added group Direct Messages, which lets you take any public conversation private, whether it’s with one, two, or twenty friends.

And to better support our users worldwide, we’re changing our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy:

• Starting 18 May 2015, users outside the United States will receive Twitter services from Twitter International Company, based in Dublin Ireland. The features, the look and feel, and everything else you love will not change. Learn more.

Here is Twitter’s explanation of Periscope – it sounds fun…


Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.

Other features:
[+] REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.
[+] PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast.
[+] TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)
[+] MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)
[+] HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you get from your viewers. The more hearts, the higher you get in the “Most Loved” list.

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