Meerkat has announced a new feature called ‘Cameo’ that will allow broadcasters of streams to invite viewers to take over the stream for up to sixty seconds.
In a blog post announcing the ‘live participation’ update, the company called it the ‘biggest addition to the app since launching.’
“This is the strongest manifestation of our long-term vision for participatory live-streaming,” it said.
To use the feature, broadcasters can tap on a viewer’s profile and then invite them to cameo into the live stream.
Once the viewer has accepted, he or she can take over the stream for up to one minute. Both people can end the cameo at any time. Once it has ended, the video will return to the broadcaster who started the stream.
The app also announced that users can now sign up to Meerkat without a Twitter account. Users can also connect the app with their Facebook profile to find out when friends or Pages they follow join and start streaming.