Periscope, Twitter’s popular live-streaming app, has just been updated with support for something that has become quite a thing on social media: live 360-degree videos.
Taking on other apps that offer 360-degree videos, most notably Facebook, Periscope now lets you watch broadcasts with live 360-degree videos.
Live 360 videos, as they’re more simply called, are marked with a badge in Periscope. On such videos, you — not the broadcaster — get to decide what to see: Just move or tilt your device or tap or scroll around the screen to change the point of view.
Live 360 videos work in the Periscope and Twitter apps and in some desktop browsers, although Safari is not yet supported.
With 360 video on Periscope, you can experience moments with the broadcaster and take a look around — it’s one step closer to actually being there. Starting today, you’ll be able to join live 360 videos on Periscope and Twitter from some incredible broadcasters — getting front-row access at exclusive events, traveling to places across the globe, and getting up close with well-known personalities.- Periscope
While everyone can already watch live 360 videos on Periscope, the ability to broadcast them is currently limited to a small group of launch partners. However, it’s set to be rolled out to more users in the coming weeks. If you’d like to be among the first to broadcast live 360 videos on Periscope, you can join the waitlist by filling out the form found here.
— Alex Pettitt (@Alexpettitt) December 28, 2016
I expect many of the users who already have access to broadcast live 360 videos on Periscope will take advantage of the feature to share immersive videos as they ring in the new year.
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