Periscope adds new features to boost replay engagement
The Twitter-owned live-streaming app Periscope has announced three new features as part of their latest update. The added features are all aimed at improving engagement with replays of streams. The first feature of the trio is thumbnail selection, you can now select a thumbnail that best highlights your stream. Up until now, users have only been able to use the auto-generated thumbnail which is taken from the start of your broadcast.
The second feature is title edit. You can now update your stream’s title after the broadcast has ended.
Lastly, users can now set a custom start point for their broadcast, so that replay viewers begin watching at the most engaging point. This will be of particular importance for those who like to wait a little for people to join the broadcast, giving replay viewers that few minutes of dead time at the beginning, where we’re all just waiting.