We have recently seen polls come to Twitter – now we can poll on Periscope thanks to a third party Chrome extension called Chatterbox for Periscope.
You can download and install the app by using this link to find the extension on the Chrome store.
The polling extension was created by the digital marketing agency Glow.
When you look at your Chrome browser you will see the blue icon for Chatterbox for Periscope.
When you are live on Periscope on your mobile device, you need to then open Periscope.tv on your desktop in the Chrome browser – go to your Periscope profile on the web at http://www.Periscope.tv/YourName. Make sure that you have the audio muted on your desktop or you will get feedback in your live stream.
Once your live stream (in real time or in the replay) is running and you click the Chatterbox for Periscope icon on your browser, you will see the Chatterbox app on the right hand side of your screen and you can then type in the questions in the Poll.
You will only have the opportunity to ask two questions and they need to be one word answers.
The extension also enables you to hide the chat on Periscope, the video stream and the hearts.
It will also work when watching other peoples Periscope live streams in real time and on replay.
By using Chatterbox for Periscope, you will have the benefit of seeing everyone’s comments in real time and by clicking on the avatar you will be able to find their Periscope profile from where you can then find their Twitter account if they have it in their profile.
I shared the tool in a live stream I did about the Chatterbox for Periscope extension – you can see an animated image of the poll and comments in real time in the image below.
This is a great benefit if you want to be able to go back and thank people for watching your live stream or go back and respond to comments without having to use a third party tool such as Katch.
So in summary here is how you need to get set up:
1. Install and enable the Chrome extension Chatterbox for Periscope
2. On your desktop open your Periscope profile page in Chrome and mute the audio
3. Once you start your live stream click on the Chatterbox icon on your browser which will then enable you to see comments from followers and ask questions using the poll.
How could you imagine using this new extension to host polls in your live streams on Periscope? I am sure it can help you unearth interesting feedback from your live stream audience.
Thanks to my live stream friend Ryan who shared about the new extension. You can see a screen shot of the Chatterbox for Periscope app in the image below.
For more tips on using Periscope as an integral part of your digital communications watch my free Periscope video tutorials here.
And if you are looking for in-hoise training or mentoring about live streaming for business or you need a live stream producer you can contact me here.