Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users And Watch Live Streams On Your Mac Via Handoff

The Mute User function will turn off notifications for when that user is going live. Muting someone doesn’t mean they won’t appear in your feed. Using iOS 8’s Handoff function, users can now watch live streams on their Mac via the Safari browser. In order to use the feature, both devices will have to be connected via bluetooth and run off the same iCloud account.

Twitter’s live video streaming app Periscope is basically a big experiment to find out what a really great video streaming app should really be.


One of the functionalities lacking from the app so far has been granular control over notifications, which in many cases has made having the app installed on your device irritating.

Now, with an update for the iOS app, the service allows you to mute users on a per-user basis, giving you control over whether you want to be notified when that user is going live.

Muting users will not make them disappear from your feed, but will just turn off notifications from that user, which is a great addition.

Further, the update brings support for iOS 8 Handoff, allowing users to watch Periscope live streams from their Macs via the Safari browser. Using the feature requires both devices to be available via Bluetooth and use the same iCloud account.

The Mute User feature hasn’t yet made its way to the Android version of the app.

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