Doodling over live video coming soon to Periscope

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Periscope is currently testing a brand new feature that allows you to draw with your finger on top of a live video feed, The Next Web reported today. You can pick any color to draw with by tapping on a live video feed or use the new selection interface to draw in three primary colors.

Facebook too is working on ability to draw on video as part of the Facebok Live features so we’re not surprised that rival Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, would work on this.

“The current beta version of Twitter’s video streaming app Periscope includes a feature that lets you draw over the top of your own live feeds,” said The Next Web.

As evidenced by a YouTube recording of reporter Matt Navarra’s original Periscope broadcast, doodles drawn on top of a live video feed automatically disappear after a few moments in a manner similar to the Apple Watch’s doodle feature.

According to a Twitter spokesperson, this feature is called Sketching and it’s indeed being currently tested with its beta testers.

”We’re testing Sketching with a small group of people. This feature makes it fun and easy for broadcasters to draw on the screen while broadcasting,” a Twitter spokesperson told Tech Radar.

The Sketching feature is coming “in a few weeks for everyone”.

I think it’ll prove valuable for people who do a lot of broadcasts via Periscope as it makes it easy to focus your audience’s attention to specific parts of your broadcast. It’s especially nice that these doodles remain visible on Periscope replays.

Pretty neat, wouldn’t you agree?

Source: The Next Web