Streaming video on Periscope or Meerkat is fun and provides a great way to broadcast what’s happening in real-time, but what it tends to lack is some of the interactivity and creativity that you can enjoy with picture-based services like Snapchat. How can you add in drawings, stickers, themes, and filters to live video streaming, though? The folks behind AOL-owned Kanvas have tackled that question and seem to have the answer.
Share in multiple places
With the latest update to Kanvas, you can stream to a variety of services. Sharing with the Kanvas community happens by default, but you can also put your live stream on Twitter or Facebook. This provides plenty of options for letting your friends and everyone else know what’s going on in your life, in live video.
Edit your video stream in real-time
Kanvas offers a variety of ways to customize your video stream, including themes that give a bit of added cartoonish fun to your broadcast. You can also apply six real-time filters, to tilt-shift your perspective, pixelate your video. You can also apply a monochrome, inverted color, haze, or blur effect to your stream.
More fun with your broadcast
You can also put in animated GIF stickers, with the ability to resize them or rotate them. There is a drawing tool that let’s you use unlimited colors, while also erasing or undoing your sketch in real-time.
Kanvas is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is available for free on the App Store. There are no ads, but the software does offer in-app purchases of coins and new ways to customize your broadcast.