One of the latest trends in social networking is the live streaming of video to share messages and images in a much more natural manner with our followers. Applications like Periscope to send a video signal in real time through Twitter or services like Facebook Live to do so on Zuckerberg's social network are very popular among users and celebrities use them on a daily basis to offer a closer image to their fans.
A new alternative to Periscope.
Now a new actor wants to take advantage of this trend. We're talking about Hype, a live video streaming app for iPhone and iPad, developed by the creators of Vine, the six-second short-video platform in the news lately for shutting down.
Greater customization in live video broadcasts
But, what's the difference between this app and the others that are already on the market? Well, basically the largest difference can be found in its level of customization as it allows us to create much funnier and more entertaining streams by adding additional details such as backgrounds, effects, emojis, text or music to our broadcasts, as well as varying their dimensions. We'll have full control over our videos.
As the social network that it intends to be, you can subscribe to different channels to follow those users you consider of greater interest and others will be able to follow your publications, which can be commented in real time as well as rated with sparkles, the equivalent to Facebook's likes or Twitter's hearts.
But this new platform isn't all about live video, as it also allows us to share photos and GIFs from our camera roll, enriching the experience that intends to be very promising.