Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video

The update will allow users to watch live 360-degree broadcasts on both Periscope and Twitter.

Periscope launched support for live 360 video in its livestreaming application. The update will allow users to watch live 360-degree broadcasts on both Periscope and Twitter.

With this update, live 360 videos are marked with a special “Live 360” badge. While watching one of these live broadcasts on Periscope or Twitter, a user will be able to change the point of view by moving their device or tapping and swiping around the screen.

Periscope Live 360 Videos

Periscope said live 360 broadcasts are being tested “with a small group of partners,” and the feature will roll out to additional users in the future. Interested users can join a wait list for the feature here.

Periscope isn’t the first platform to introduce support for live 360-degree videos. YouTube added support for 360-degree live videos in April, while Facebook introduced its own Live 360 feature in December.