Twitter Launches 360-Degree Live Video Streaming Feature

Twitter has added 360-degree livestreaming to Periscope.   Periscope

Twitter has added 360-degree livestreaming to Periscope. Periscope

But now live video on Twitter really will be everywhere, because select partners will be able to broadcast live, interactive 360-degree videos.

Earlier, Twitter had announced the launch of live videos via its Android and iOS smartphone apps with the help of Periscope. While live streaming is nothing new, the 360-degree element facilitates a far more immersive experience than anything rival product Facebook Live can achieve right now.

The ability to broadcast in 360 degrees is now only available to select users, though anyone can watch the live videos with 360-degree access.

Twitter users can now livestream videos with a 360-degree view.

According to a blog post from Periscope, this feature is still being tested, which is why it isn't open to everyone just yet. During a live video, viewers can move their screens around to get a 360-degree look at the scene of a particular broadcast.

Watch the very first 360-degree live video posted to Twitter below.

"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", the team wrote. Everyone else can join the Periscope360 waitlist by filling out this form.

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