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Periscope now helps you find live broadcasts around the world

Periscope, the recently-launched live streaming app owned by Twitter, has been updated to version 1.1, adding the ability to find streams to watch around the world. The new Map section, accessed by tapping the globe on the app's toolbar, will show you live broadcasts in different countries, either on a map or in a list.

In addition to the new map section, Periscope allows you to view replays as soon as a broadcast is over, rather than waiting for it to upload. Check out all of the new features in Periscope 1.1 in this list:

  • New 'Map' section added to Periscope which lets you explore live broadcasts from around the world on a zoomable map. Tap 'Map' from the 'Global' section to access a live view of top location-enabled broadcasts from around the world.
  • Replays are now instantly available - no need to wait for a replay to upload after broadcasting (you may still delete a replay from the 'Home' feed).
  • You can now share the link to a broadcast you're watching on Twitter.
  • Periscope is now localized in 29 languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Dutch, Indonesian, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Romanian, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Periscope 1.1 is available for download right now in the App Store.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.