Periscope now lets you sign up without Twitter account, gets other updates

Twitter’s popular livestreaming app Periscope has received a major update to its iOS app. The app is getting the ability to sign up for the service without a Twitter account.

Twitter Periscope 

This means that it is not mandatory for a user to have a Twitter account as was the case at the time when the app was launched. Now, users can sign up for the service via their mobile phone number. Moving on, the update adds some important features like the ability to change profile pictures from Periscope’s default image, making it easier to reply to chat messages while broadcasting and clearly marking when a user has been blocked.


Now, users can simply tap a comment and hit the reply button to be prompted with a response including the other commenter’s @handle. Replies in which you are mentioned will appear with an arrow. Other minor changes for the app includes Twitter verified badges that now appear in the users section, your list of following/followers is now sorted by recency (instead of alphabetically) and finally the ‘Broadcasts’ section of your profile now shows your full broadcast history.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+