Twitter may have a hit on its hands with Periscope, which lets users broadcast live video to the world, but not all first releases are without flaws.

Consequently, Twitter has just issued its first update to Periscope, which is designed to address a few bugs and other issues that negatively impacted performance and user experience.

"We’re completely blown away by the reception Periscope has had," was the message accompanying today's update. "You’ve inspired us to keep building and improving. Thank you so much."

So what are the improvements delivered by Version 1.0.1? Here's what's new:

  • Major performance improvements - (watching broadcasts with tons of users was.. well, slow, sometimes)
  • We improved the ordering for LIVE broadcasts; if people you follow are live, they’ll be at the top
  • Fixed lots of issues where Chat wasn’t working (especially when kajillions of people are watching)
  • We zoomed out the map showing broadcaster’s location
  • Clarified the error message that some users received when trying to Tweet their broadcast. If you see this error, you should check your iPhone settings -> Twitter to make sure your Twitter account is properly logged in.
  • Lots of crash fixes and video streaming improvements


If you haven't yet done so, you can check out Periscope for iOS 7.1 or later here.

Source: iTunes