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Twitter has launched Periscope, a new live video streaming app for iOS which it acquired in January when it was already in development.

The app streams video with almost zero friction. It has a clean the chat function and you can save your videos for later viewing.

The app also has the ability to line up a shot before streaming.

The app is a direct competitor to Meerkat, which already has traction. It has users.

Periscope places live videos front and center. Below those are more recent videos to keep you engaged.

You can save videos for later use, which is a good thing compared to Meerkat feeds.

You can click on a Meerkat feed on Twitter only to discover that the stream has ended.

Periscope lets you save videos to watch later.

Via TNW