Three hundred and sixty degree video is still a fairly new technology, but Twitter and Periscope have decided to embrace them.
Persicope today announced support for live 360-degree videos. Just as you’d expect, this feature lets you view 360-degree videos as they’re being live streamed.
Live 360-degree videos are launching today on Periscope and Twitter, and they’re marked with a special “LIVE 360” badge. When you’re viewing a 360-degree live stream, you can move your phone or tap and scroll around the screen to change your point of view.
— Alex Pettitt (@Alexpettitt) December 28, 2016
At launch, 360-degree videos are only available to select partners, with more users getting added in the coming weeks.
Live Periscope streams are a good way to show people what’s happening around you, but live 360-degree videos take that a step further by letting the viewers see everything around you. While we wait for the feature to be rolled out to more Periscope users, you can check a replay of the first 360-degree Periscope in the tweet above.