Falling into the footsteps of Facebook, Twitter 360 live videos are now available on Periscope. With this, the Twitteratis can now view famous places and historic monuments from someone else’s eyes. Alessandro Sabatelli (Director of AR & VR at Twitter) shared this news on a public blog today. You can watch “First ever #Periscope360” stream on Twitter, when you login to your account. While all users can watch these videos, only a few selected members can stream in Twitter 360 live videos on their profile.
Twitter has tested its Periscope with only a small group of people that includes the verified accounts only. Though the site developers didn’t shed light on their future plans, we’re hopeful that they’ll launch broadcasting support to make these videos visible to general public.
How Do Twitter 360 Live Videos Work?
You can view Periscope 360 videos on desktop as well as mobile. If you’re accessing Twitter on browser, just click and drag the cursor around the screen to rotate its camera. While using the mobile app, you just have to twist and turn your phone from side to side to change your perspective. In short, with Periscope, you can easily witness the things that are unfolding above, below, ahead and behind the broadcaster’s view. It’s like moving one step closer to a real life-like object.
Twitter obviously doesn’t offer exceptional HD video quality, but then most 360-degree videos aren’t high-quality anyways.
Besides, this feature may be available for only a view verified accounts right now, but others can still relish in cool broadcasts lined up by Twitter for experimentation purposes. Once the team is through with the testing stage, they’ll make it available for the general public.
Thus, in future, we can get front-row access to travel destinations, well-known personalities and exclusive social events, as recorded by the broadcasters. They might include a few tactics to surpass Facebook at this game. For now, we just need to wait and watch the possible outcome of Twitter 360 live videos.