Live streaming apps are currently very topical and gaining popularity with adults and children alike. Towards the end of March 2015, Twitter announced that it was launching Periscope, while earlier in the year Meerkat appeared. Both apps, along with other similar apps and sites allow users to share live video from a phone or tablet to the world via Twitter or other social media.
The apps request access to camera, microphone and location, and users will be notified when someone they are following begins a live broadcast. Both apps contain a leader board showing the most popular users. They require users to be aged 13 or over.
Find out more about these and similar live streaming apps via Insafe’s Live Streaming Tipsheet.