Meerkat introduced three new features on Wednesday, including Cameo. Meerkat introduced three new features on Wednesday, including Cameo. Meerkat's new Cameo feature signals the app's intention to become interactive. (Photo: Meerkat)

Meerkat unveils Cameo, a new feature that allows others to join your stream

The mobile app will enable video messaging and has further aligned itself with Facebook.

Meerkat isn't just for live streaming anymore. The mobile app, founded earlier this year by 27-year-old Israeli Ben Rubin, announced Wednesday in a blog post that it was rolling out several new features – including Cameo, which allows broadcasters to invite viewers to take over their stream.

The new feature works by starting up a stream and then tapping on the profile of a viewer to invite them to take over. If the viewer accepts, then he or she gets to make a cameo on the stream for up to 60 seconds.

The second big update Meerkat announced was its further integration with Facebook. People can now sign up for Meerkat without a Twitter account. It will also help those already on the platform find their Facebook friends and take part in conversations on the world's most popular social media platform.

Meerkat founder Ben Rubin and team have made the live streaming service available to Facebook users.Meerkat founder Ben Rubin and his team have made the live streaming service available to Facebook users. (Photo: The DEMO Conference/Flickr)

The last update to Meerkat was the introduction of the Meerkat Library, which allows users to manage their private saved streams history. Though still in beta, Meerkat hopes the promise of greater control over your content will be enticing to users.

The app has been on a roll, with Apple featuring it in the Best New App category.

Below, a Meerkater reviews the new features:

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