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  • Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages

    Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages

    Instagram has been beefing up its Direct Messaging feature as it toys with the idea of spinning out messaging into its own, separate app. Among its more recent tweaks: the added option for photo and video message replays, and enhancements like support for web links and different photo orientations. Today, it’s rolling out another change — live videos over Direct Messaging. Read More

  • Periscope ups payouts to broadcasters on sales of Super Hearts, adds holiday bonuses

    Periscope ups payouts to broadcasters on sales of Super Hearts, adds holiday bonuses

    Twitter’s Periscope is going after live broadcasters in a big way, as it’s now promising to give back more of their earnings from the sales of Super Hearts in their live video streams. Introduced in June, Super Hearts are in-app virtual goods that offer a form of virtual tipping. The idea is similar to Twitch’s or YouTube’s emotes, but instead of custom emoji… Read More

  • Twitch’s concurrent streamers grew 67% in Q3, as YouTube Gaming declined

    Twitch’s concurrent streamers grew 67% in Q3, as YouTube Gaming declined

    Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch is continuing to see solid growth, according to a new report from Streamlabs, which found that Twitch increased its numbers of concurrent streamers on the platform by 67 percent in the third quarter of 2017. That growth is being attributed, in part, to Twitch’s newer initiatives focused on allowing smaller streamers to generate revenue from… Read More

  • Instagram now lets people add guests to live video streams

    Instagram now lets people add guests to live video streams

    Make way for more talking heads. Instagram, competing hot on the heels of other live video broadcasting apps, is enhancing its video streaming service with a new feature that it hopes will bring out more videos both from those of its 800 million users who might be too shy to use the feature on their own, and from those who can’t resist an opportunity to be more social. Today… Read More

  • The NFL partners with Facebook to distribute game highlights and recaps on the social network

    The NFL partners with Facebook to distribute game highlights and recaps on the social network

    Facebook and the NFL this morning announced a new multi-year programming deal that will see the sports organization distributing official NFL video, including game recaps and official highlights, to the social network. According to the NFL, the videos and recaps will be from all 256 regular season games, plus the playoffs and the Super Bowl, and will be made available to Facebook users… Read More

  • Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts

    Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts

    Instagram is celebrating its milestone of reaching 800 million users on the platform, and 500 million using it daily, with new comment moderation tools that make it easier to silence anyone being potentially offensive. The new comment tools mean that if you have a public account on Instagram, you can limit comments to specific groups of people, including your followers or people you follow. Read More

  • Instagram adds face filters to live video

    Instagram adds face filters to live video

    Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced face filters, which add visual effects to detected faces, back in May, but until now it was only available on video and images captured first and then posted to your Instagram Story after the fact. All existing face filters are now available for live… Read More

  • Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

    Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

    Twitch today is introducing a suite of tools called Twitch Extensions that will allow its streamers to customize their channel pages with interactive features, including polls, leaderboards, tickers, schedules, overlays and even virtual pets, among other things. Beyond simply personalizing their channel to make it more engaging to fans, the extensions in some cases will help streamers… Read More

  • Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

    Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

    Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box. Now, for some users, the ability to “go live” – meaning start a live video broadcast – is appearing right within the Facebook Camera screen, alongside other options, like the… Read More