Periscope has introduced landscape broadcasting in a new update for the live stream app that the company says its community has been craving.
Viewers can now hold their phones either portrait or landscape following the latest iOS and Android update to the app. Viewers will now have the option to continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video.
The update means that users wanting to shoot a scene that is best expressed in landscape can now do so seamlessly.
Other improvements are also included in the latest update such as a new “share context” which informs users on their home feed when a follower shares their video. This also includes an indicator beneath the broadcast title explaining who shared the video.
A “private sharing” feature has been introduced to Android too, with iOS getting it soon. This new feature will allow those who stream privately to choose from a list of mutual following users. Periscope says that this move provides a more “natural” list of users who people would be more likely to stream to.