Facebook has been pumping its focus on live video for the past year, so it’s no surprise that Twitter brings live 360 video streaming on Periscope and the Twitter mobile app.
From today onwards, people can see interesting live 360 videos from popular broadcasters around the world. Twitter live 360 video streaming will allow users to check out what’s happening with well-known personalities around the world and take a look at behind the scenes of exclusive events.
Anyone on Periscope and Twitter mobile app can watch live 360 videos, though right now only select broadcasters can live stream 360-degree videos through Periscope. Seeing the immense popularity of live 360 video on Facebook, it was certain that Twitter would launch a tool like this.
In an effort to find a bright future for itself in 2017, Twitter brings live 360 video streaming on Periscope. This year was really challenging for Twitter as there were speculations about Twitter potentially being acquired until those rumors fell apart. Among these ups and downs, the company has found new ways to grow and has added new products and features to its social media platform.
Twitter 360 video streaming will offer same navigation options as you’d find on Facebook Live Video. Viewers can watch a live 360 video on Periscope or the Twitter app by simply turning the phone or tapping and scrolling through the screen. While on a desktop, viewers can click and drag the screen to watch different parts of a broadcast. Live 360 videos are indicated by a red badge on Periscope and Twitter apps.
Twitter recently introduced the Periscope live-streaming service on its mobile app. Therefore, you won’t have to install Periscope app on your phone in order to utilize the 360-degree video feature on Twitter. Periscope mentioned in a blog post:
“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”
People who are interested in creating live 360 videos when the service rolls out broadly in the coming days can apply for access on Periscope’s website.