Always looking for more ways to communicate with our audiences, the Town is jumping into livestream video by using Periscope.
Periscope is an app for iOS and Android that lets users share and watch live video from their mobile devices. Twitter purchased the app early this year.
When users download and open the app, Periscope suggests they follow everyone they’re following on Twitter. Once users begin following others, Periscope opens to a list of current and recent broadcasts from people or groups they’re following. When watching a broadcast, users can comment on the video through Twitter. Users can also receive notifications showing when someone they’re following goes live.
Users can also watch broadcasts from around the world.
The Town’s first Periscope feature is coming Tuesday at 2 p.m. when Events Coordinator Monique Meza discusses the June 6 Concert in the Park featuring Duo Vibrato. Viewers can watch Tuesday’s broadcast live on the app or for 24 hours afterward.
Periscope expands the Town’s social media catalog, which includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Your Town podcast series, YouTube and Marana 365 blog. All offer the latest news and information about exciting things happening in Your Town.