Twitter has announced that it is already deploying video support at 360 ° to its Periscope live video streaming service. The news comes at a moment in which the company is betting strongly by live video transmission at the time facing a competition ever more accentuated from Facebook and other similar services.
The new feature implemented in Periscope works as now any user could expect. When users are viewing a video on Twitter or in the application itself of Periscope and this “Live 360” logo, you can begin to see in the same way that any other transmission of live video of Periscope with a unique difference that, to take advantage of the feature of 360º, just slide your finger on the screen or move or tilt the mobile device.
Through the company’s own blog, Periscope has announced that Live 360 is “one step closer to actually being there”, because that allows us to get a wider view of what the issuer is seeing itself:
Live 360 video is not limited to bring you to places where you’ve never been; is is of connecting you with the people and let you experience something new with them.
With these videos, the station anchor experience so he can be present with them from any environment that are sharing. When they smile, you smile, and when they laugh, you might laugh also.
Looking for new formulas of profitability, Twitter has State focusing each time more their attention in the transmission of video live. Last summer, Twitter applications for iOS and Android added a new “Live” button that allows users to instantly start transmission at Periscope.
Currently, the video in live of 360 degrees is compatible with those applications mobile Periscope, as well as in his version of desktop. However, desktop support is limited to certain browsers because for example, Safari does not support the display of video 360º at the moment.
Currently, 360-degree video broadcast is only available to a small group of partners who are testing it however, the company ensures that the function will extend “during the next few weeks”. That Yes, all users can already see 360 degree videos.