Meerkat For iOS Update Debuts Live Stream Publishing On Facebook, Ditches Twitter
Meerkat has updated its iOS app, and with the latest update, plenty of new faculties have been created in the app. The most enchanting one, of the whole bunch of novel features, is related to live streaming.
To be exact, the app users can now publish livestreams to Facebook. To make searching for livestreams easier, Meerkat has also included the facility of linking to the phone contacts of users.
One of the new arriving features is called ‘Mobbing,’ which is expected to work as a tool for ranking the status updates. If a livestream meets the criteria set with in the app, it will automatically be listed in the app’s main feed.
With a greater activity among the livestream publishers, commentators are also likely to get motivated to react to the livestreams. To make commenting on the streams easier, Meerkat is enabling its users to convert their avatars into emojis and have fun while posting their reactions on the – in progress – live streams.
It can be anticipated that with the latest update, Meerkat will accomplish a lot. Firstly, it will attain independence from Twitter as previously, users required a Twitter account to enter the Meerkat premises–that is not true with the latest version of the Meerkat for iOS.
Secondly, the app will be able to stable itself as a platform which doesn’t rely on Twitter for attracting audience. Indeed, Meerkat’s endeavors reflect how seriously it is tending towards emancipation from Twitter.
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