If you’ve been paying any attention to Twitter lately, you’ll know that there are two new livestreaming apps that everyone’s talking about and using (sometimes with exceedingly boring results). Twitter-owned Periscope has entered the scene a few weeks later than Meerkat, but it’s already gaining a lot of steam.
One thing that’s much better about Periscope than Meerkat is that the app curates a list of active livestreams so you can always find something to watch, even when no one you follow is broadcasting.
Turns out, you can find a list of on-going streams on Meerkat too — it’s just hidden from view.
Sunday afternoon, Meerkat founder Ben Rubin tweeted out this helpful hint (he has since deleted the tweet):
So, it is possible to check out all the live Meerkat streams.
Sure enough, the trick worked for us — though it took a few attempts (you have to press the meerkat for 5 seconds and then release it, and it’s actually pretty tricky to hold it down for the right amount of time).
Here’s what Meerkat’s app usually looks like:
Here’s what happens when you activate “God mode” — note that the meerkat changed directions:
Meerkat should probably just build this feature in (or at least make it easier to activate).
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