Meerkat Switches To Facebook Instead Of Twitter, Introduces New Features For iOS Users

Following the release of the Android beta app on Google Play last week, Meerkat has updated its iOS app with new features that most notably include the ability for users to post live and upcoming streams onto their Facebook Pages.

Meerkat Switches To Facebook Instead Of Twitter, New Update For iOS

Meerkat is introducing a bunch of new features in its latest update for iOS including the ability to publish livestreams to Facebook. He also added that users will still be able to distribute videos on the microblogging site, and log in with their Twitter credentials.

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A few other features have been added to the latest update of the app, such as the most famous streams will now get promoted to the first page of Meerkat. Express your reaction and participate by commenting with a single Emoji.

Meerkat Switches To Facebook Instead Of Twitter, New Update For iOS

The Meerkat update for iOS, which brings the version up to 1.3, is the 'Mobbing' feature. If the stream meets a certain criteria of popularity, or 'starts to mob', it will be featured on the main Meerkat feed.

The broadcaster and viewers will know the stream is mobbing if 'a little meerkat flying around in a rocket ship' starts floating around the screen.

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Meerkat parts ways with Twitter, as the live-streaming service has now chosen to work with Facebook.

Twitter blocked Meerkat's access to its social graph in March, making it impossible for users to see which Twitter followers are also using Meerkat.

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