Once you decide you’re going to broadcast there are a few features to choose from before you start.
Although slightly distracting, they’re quite pretty and they’re animated!
Hearts are used more as a scoring feature as opposed to a like feature, for every heart you get its added to your profile.
Whereas privately broadcasting allows you the ability to select who can watch your stream and it also affords a more intimate video — giving your followers the space to open up and be themselves knowing the whole world isn’t watching them.
I chose to broadcast publicly, and it was definitely nerve wracking knowing anyone could be watching — and it definitely fed into my scattered, clumsiness within the broadcast.
Hearts: While not a feature per se, the hearts that flutter up from the left hand corner are the ‘like’ currency on Periscope.