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Periscope CEO: How we're growing live-streaming

What's next for Periscope?

Live-streaming app Periscope wants to continue expanding its reach with creative broadcasts, whether they are filmed on smartphones, drones or other devices, the platform's chief executive said Tuesday.

"We have to keep building really compelling features. We have to keep making sure Periscope is out there," said Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour on CNBC's "Squawk Alley."

Periscope — which was acquired by Twitter and launched earlier this year — allows users to stream events to their followers. Ten million accounts were created by August, and Beykpour said Periscope has "well over doubled" key metrics since.

Co-founder and CEO of Periscope, Kayvon Beykpour, speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015.
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Apple's App Store recently named Periscope its App of the Year. The distinction has given the app a boost, not just in publicity but also in downloads, Beykpour said.

Periscope will push to expand its reach, and giving users flexibility to create compelling content is crucial, he noted. While he downplayed the significance of Twitter's recently granted live-streaming drone patent, Beykpour noted that drones certainly can play a role in Periscope.

Periscope's popularity has done little to boost Twitter shares, which have fallen 37 percent this year.

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