Twitter launched its Periscope live-streaming video app earlier this year, but hasn’t published too many stats on how it’s growing. The subsidiary remedied that yesterday with a post on Medium providing some figures. There are now more than 10m registered Periscope accounts: people who have downloaded the Periscope app for iOS or Android and signed up.
Meanwhile, those users are watching more than 40 hours of video per day, with Periscope (like YouTube) saying “time watched” is its most important metric. Meanwhile, Periscope now has nearly two million daily active users. An important point is that the latter two figures only include people using the Periscope apps: they have not been inflated by the number of people watching on the web (e.g. people who’ve seen a link to a Periscope live-stream and have clicked or tapped to watch it in their browser). “We want Periscopers to know and feel that they’re contributing to a growing ecosystem,” claimed the company. “We will continue to be transparent about what we think and why, and you should hold us to that.”