PERISCOPE LAUNCHES LIVE 360 VIDEOS – WEEKLY SOCIAL WRAP-UP

Weekly Social Wrap-Up is our update on the most tender, juiciest, leanest cut of news happening in the social media world. Today, we take a 360 look at Periscope’s new Live 360 video and Facebook’s editing features coming to Live Videos.

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Periscope Introduces Live 360 Videos
Selected Periscope users will now have the ability to broadcast live 360 videos. They work similar to other standard 360 videos where users can physically rotate (or swipe/drag) to see the full view. You will find these live 360 videos marked with a red “LIVE 360” badge in the bottom left. Time to bring your audiences for a spherical joy ride!
 

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Facebook Let Celebrities Edit Live Videos After Broadcast Ends
Users who are utilising Facebook’s Mentions app (which is only available to users with verified accounts like celebrities and other public figures) cut the beginning and end of Live broadcasts after the live stream ends. Facebook has no plans to let non-Mentions users trim the beginning or end of their Live recordings however, so for the rest of us we’ll just have to wait and see.
 

OUR TAKE
For social media networks, 2016 has been the year that live video took off. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have made announcements earlier this year and it doesn’t seem like anyone is showing signs of slowing down either. We’ve always loved video content, and healthy competitions that produce innovations such as Periscope’s Live 360 Videos are always a welcome sight. We hope to see more improvements and features coming this year.

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