Twitter brings live 360-degree video streams to Periscope
Jan 02, 2017 07:44 AM EST
Through its Periscope live-streaming platform, the giant social media Twitter is taking another huge step by introducing the 360-degree live video.
Periscope announced the anticipated launch on Wednesday of live 360 video in partnership with a small group of popular users. According to Periscope, the function will be rolling out the feature more widely over the coming weeks. They also have set up a wait list for their users to sign up to learn when the feature drops.
Although it's only available for a limited number of partners for now, Tech Crunch says that it makes sense that Twitter would start implementing such functionality as live streaming becomes increasingly popular on social media platforms such as Facebook.
The new features offers the same experience of navigation options as users would find elsewhere. It is also reported that while watching a Periscope live 360-degree video, users are able to watch different parts of the broadcast by simply turning your phone or tapping and scrolling around the screen. For desktop, they can click and drag to change the point of view.
However, in order to use the feature, however, Insta360 Nano camera is needed. Digital Trends mentioned that the $199 video camera clips on to the back of compatible devices, including the iPhone 6 and beyond, and offers two 210-degree lenses and a pair of sensors capable of putting out 3K footage at 30 frames per second.
According to Periscope through its blog, with the new function, users will be able to experience moments with the broadcaster no matter where they are and takes 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."