My New Obsession ~ Periscope!

I have a new obsession!  You ask, what’s your new obsession?

My new obsession… Periscope!

I can’t stop watching it, I can’t stop talking on it!  I’m still not 100% comfortable, but I’m loving every darn minute!

Periscope is one of the fastest growing new social media platforms for Smart Phones!

You may be asking, what is Periscope?

Periscope is an App that allows you to view and do live videos broadcasts from and to anywhere in the world.

I for one love it because those who are watching you live can ask questions and make comments in real time.  You can also send Periscopers love in the way of hearts that stream up the side of the screen, to do this all you need to do is tap on the screen.

So do you want to know how to use it?  Do Ya?

First you need to download the App.  You can do that here for IOS, and Android here.

When you open the Periscope App, you can log in with twitter or your phone number.  I recommend you using your twitter account.  If you have more than one Twitter account you get to choose which one Periscope is attached to.

To Broadcast:

It is so much fun to broadcast live what you are doing in the moment, share your experiences with others from all over the world.

It is easy to do, just the press of a button and you are live.  Your followers will be instantly notified through twitter you are broadcasting and they can tune in. They can also invite their twitter followers to follow you.

To View:

Just imagine this just for a minute: you can watch someone surfing in Australia…then switch over and watch someone taking a hot air balloon in Napa Valley, CA…then switch over and watch a concert in Milan, Italy. All while making comments, asking questions, and sending hearts!  Isn’t it all incredible?

Want to see who is currently broadcasting?  Just click on the world icon and this is what you will see:



If you miss a live broadcast of someone that you wanted to watch, have no fear because you can watch them on replay for 24 hours, after that they are forever gone into Periscope infinity {never to be seen again}.  Although, if you are the broadcaster you can save your Periscopes to your camera roll and save them for prosperity!

You’ll be surprised how many of your friends are already using Periscope.  Follow back the users who follow you, it’s a great way to build your following.  I would love for you to follow me, I promise I follow back!  You can find me @itsaboutpretty.


Hope I to see you on Periscope soon!

Until Next Time…



  1. Carol Cassara says:

    So glad you have a new toy! Lots of women are using it and it’s becoming very popular. I just don’t have time for it as I’m reducing my social media footprint in favor of other things. Plus I don’t like to view videos due to time and noise (I am usually online while hub is asleep) But I’ll definitely see at least one of yours!

  2. Ruth Curran says:

    Periscope is loaded on my phone and I keep thinking about it. My real issue though Mary, is that my hands shake and I can’t control that. I worry that I will make others throw up! I do love watching others though. Going to follow you right now!

  3. Tammy says:

    I have been thinking of dabbling with Periscope for a while. But do I really need yet another SM outlet to suck up my time? Maybe. It sounds like it has a lot of potential for biz. Definitely checking it out! Yup….will connect with you too!

  4. Megs says:

    Thank you for breaking down this new social media and sharing why you are obsessed with it. I have given up on snap chat, maybe I can give this a try.

  5. Elizabeth O says:

    It’s definitely on my list of social media to-dos but not right now. I have a lot on my plate right now and it’s not a priority so, I’ll join in when I’m ready. 🙂

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