Report: Google Building YouTube Connect to Compete With Periscope
The live-streaming app will reportedly compete with Twitter's Periscope and Facebook Live.
According to details posted by VentureBeat, Google is creating its own live-streaming app called YouTube Connect, which will compete with Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live. VentureBeat recently learned the app is in development for iOS and Android devices.
A source close to the matter told VentureBeat the app will have similar functionality to Periscope and Facebook Live and allow users to login with their Google or YouTube account and begin livestreams from their mobile device. The app will reportedly include chat and tagging features, as well as a ‘news feed’ for viewing recent videos from friends or the users someone subscribes to on YouTube.