New Periscope update makes it easier to watch a broadcast with someone you know

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Periscope, a Twitter-owned live video-broadcasting app, was updated today in the App Store with changes that make it easier to watch a broadcast with someone you know.

If a person that you follow who also follows you back joins your broadcast, you will now see their name in chat.

“We’ll also prioritize their name in the viewers list, and show you how many of your mutuals are in the broadcast right now,” release notes read.

In addition to these enhancements, Periscope’s 1.3.7 update includes the following smaller improvements and fixes.

Smaller improvements:

  • While broadcasting from your iPhone, you can now tap the screen to adjust the focus of your camera.
  • While broadcasting from a GoPro, you can now plug in your headphones to use as a microphone (instead of using the GoPro’s microphone).
  • Decreased the time it takes to load a replay (under worse network conditions).
  • The broadcast’s local time is now visible for replays as well as LIVE.


  • Bug where the broadcasts’ local time wasn’t updating.
  • Bug where replays always said they ended “just now” if you entered Periscope from Twitter.
  • Missing translations for push notification actions


Periscope requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 7.1 or later.

The app is localized in English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Grab Periscope for free in the App Store.