According to a recent blog post by Twitter, all its users can now watch live 360-degree videos through Periscope (Twitter-owned app). The company has added a new “Live” button on it’s all iOS and Android app which will allow the broadcast on Periscope immediately. The 360 degree support is available on both iOS and Android devices and desktops. However, currently it’s available only through limited number of partners but will be live for masses in a few week’s time.
Users can watch the live videos through Twitter or Periscope app with the “Live 360 degree” batch just like a regular Periscope app stream and to look around the video one has to use finger to scroll through it and tilt the phone as needed. This feature allows users to get a full capture of activities going on around broadcaster’s surroundings which will be a step closer to actually being there. This 360 degree will be very exciting for the users as it will not only let people see new places but will help connecting with people and experiencing something new with them.
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, travelling to places across the globe, and getting up close with well-known personalities.
In recent past has become quite popular among social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube who are focusing on live videos and registering good success as well. Facebook already has a live video streaming feature and few weeks earlier it has also announced support for 360 degree videos. Facebook owned Instagram will also be getting the live video streaming feature soon. It seems for Twitter this is a good step ahead which will help it to be in par with it’s competitors.