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Meerkat for iOS

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Shooting your video

At the end of the show

Profile screen

Meerkat was all anyone could talk about in February and March of 2015, but when a new app hit the scene with more features, Meerkat's weaknesses became glaringly apparent.

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At the top you can see buttons for schedule a stream and starting one straight away. In this instance, there was another show streaming live, but most of the time, below the buttons is just a blank space.

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While shooting a video you can see a user icon in the upper left. At the bottom of the screen you can flip the to the front-facing camera, turn on the flash, and type out comments. The button the lower-right corner stops the stream.

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When you finish your show, you have the option to save your stream to your iPhone camera roll.

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On the profile screen you can see who you follow and who follows your streams. It also has a couple more settings for adding #meerkat to your stream and following Meerkat on Twitter.

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