the new Meerkat app
After the SXSW conference in early March 2015, all anyone could talk about was Meerkat. What is Meerkat you ask? Let’s find out.
Meerkat is a new video app, much like a combination of Snapchat and Twitter. Like Snapchat, it sends a live video stream of what you are doing at any moment. When you start live-streaming, it sends out the link through your Twitter account. Unlike Snapchat stories, it is only available while you are live streaming. People from all over the world can watch you stream and ask you questions or type comments in real time. Celebrities have even started using it, including Jimmy Fallon. Below is a tutorial “how-to” video provided by Meerkat.
5 facts you need to know:
- Streams will be pushed to followers via push notifications.
- People can only watch it live.
- They can “restream” (think retweet) any stream to their followers in real time
- You can schedule streams so that users will be ready to watch.
- You can watch on any computer, phone, or tablet.