Back in December, Twitter announced that they were working on a new functionality for Periscope that would allow users to capture live 360-degree videos. At the time it was announced, the app was not massively available to the public. Instead, only a select number of users were given access to the feature. Earlier today, however, the company announced that the feature is now available for all users.
Periscope officially announced this feature available to users via a tweet. According to the tweet, any user who broadcasts on the platform (or even using Twitter) may now record their live streams into a full 360-degree experience. There is, however, a catch. A compatible camera is required to be able to capture live 360-degree videos. One such app that can be used to record 360-degree videos is Insta360 Nano 360-degree camera iOS app. This is an app that natively comes with support for Periscope. Unfortunately, it is not available for Android users. Another option is to broadcast through Periscope Producer.
The live 360-degree videos may then be watched through Periscope or Twitter as they will be marked with a special badge that reads “Live 360.” To start looking around the environment of the video, users can simply tap and swipe on their screen or move their phone to any direction the wish.