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Twitter today pushed an update to Periscope, its livestreaming mobile app, that lets broadcasters allow comments only from people they follow.

The new “follower only” mode is “available before starting your broadcast,” Twitter said in its app update. “If you turn this on, only viewers that you follow can comment in your broadcast.”

At the same time, it is now easier to block commenters. You can block users more easily by tapping on a comment and choosing to block its author.

Other new features in today’s update include a new “global” section which “lists the most recent, live broadcasts from around the world.”

Periscope users’ home feeds will now “only show live broadcasts and replays tailored” to individual users.

In addition, Twitter users with “verified” badges, the little blue check marks that are seen on users’ profiles, will now show on Periscope.

Twitter launched Periscope last month. The app quickly stole much of the thunder of Meerkat, another new livestreaming mobile app.

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