Twitter Launches 360 Degree Live Video On Periscope

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Twitter compete with Facebook in the new year after launching 360 degree live video on Periscope.

Periscope says it will be rolling out the feature more widely over the coming weeks.

Essentially, while watching a Periscope live 360 video on the Periscope or Twitter apps you can watch different parts of the broadcast by simply turning your phone or tapping and scrolling around the screen. On desktop, you can only click and drag to change the point of view. Live 360 videos are marked with their very own red badge on Twitter and Periscope.

The first ever 360 video live-stream — via prolific Periscope streamer Alex Pettitt — is now available to view on Twitter. Pettitt is also launching a live 360 video online course to help you get to grips with the update, which you can sign up for here.

“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,” writes Periscope in its announcement blog post.

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