Being able to publish videos filmed in 360 degrees isn’t new. In fact most video platforms already offer up such functionality, but the ability to live stream such videos isn’t quite as widely available yet. YouTube launched such a feature last year and so did Twitter’s Periscope platform.
However with Periscope, Twitter limited the functionality to select groups of users. We suppose this isn’t surprising but the good news is that if you’re a Periscope user who wasn’t part of that selection, you’ll be pleased to learn that Twitter has announced that Periscope’s live 360 degree video streaming is now available to all users.
Starting today, anyone broadcasting with Periscope for iOS or through Producer can go live in 360! 📱🎥 Here’s how: https://t.co/6BTIV4VjPl
— Periscope (@periscopeco) April 6, 2017
We should note that according to Periscope’s announcement that the feature is only available to iOS users, so in a way it is still a bit limited. When asked if there are plans to enable the feature on Android, Periscope responded by saying that they have no updates to share on that front for now, but we guess it’s highly unlikely that Periscope would not enable this feature for its Android users at a future date.
The feature should already be live so if you’re an iOS Periscope user, you can start streaming straightaway. For more details on how to use the feature you can hit up Periscope’s support page for more information.