Videos will play natively on Twitter.
Twitter just announced that live Periscope broadcasts will now play natively on the Twitter apps on iOS devices without the need to leave the app.
When you see a Periscope link on your Twitter timeline, you can immediately view the broadcast without having to open the Periscope app separately. Additional features such as comments and hearts can also be seen when you watch a broadcast.
“Since launch, there have been over 100 million broadcasts created on Periscope. Whenever a broadcast is shared on Twitter, you tap the link to open the Periscope app. Today, we’re replacing those links with the broadcast itself, autoplaying right within the Tweet. And when you tap the video, it goes full-screen and shows Periscope comments and hearts from other viewers. You don’t need the Periscope app or even a Periscope account,” the Periscope team said on a blog post.
The feature will only be available for iOS users as of the moment, but other platforms should also get the support soon.