Periscope Adds Drone Integration And More!

Periscope logoPeriscope has announced some updates that will be launched in the coming weeks. The updates add some exciting new things that you can do with Periscope.

You will soon be able to do a Periscope broadcast from a supported DJI drone. Connect your iPhone to your drone’s remote, and Periscope will automatically pull in your drone’s video feed.

In addition, you will be able to switch between the video from your drone, your iPhone front and back facing cameras, and your GoPro. During your broadcast, you can narrate from a bird’s eye view using your phone or even use the Sketch feature to drawn on your screen and point things out.

Another update will let you add #save to your broadcasts to keep them beyond 24 hours. The goal here is to give you full control of your broadcasts. After this update rolls out, your broadcasts will be automatically saved on Periscope and Twitter with all their comments and hearts.

You can delete your broadcast any time you want to in the post-broadcast screen or in your profile. Those who want their broadcasts to be removed after 24 hours still have that option and can configure it in their account settings.

Periscope also be adding a way for people to search for broadcasts that they are interested in. Tap on the search button and you will see a Global List of suggested topics to search for. It relies on hashtags. For example, #music would show you Periscope broadcasts about music. You can add #music to your own broadcast that is music related, too.

Periscope is adding two special topics that people can search for. One is “First Scope” which is where you can welcome new broadcasters to the community. The other is “GoPros and Drones”, which is where to find broadcasts with GoPros and drones.