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Periscope launches 360-degree live video

Option will offer "A more immersive way to experience those moments"

Periscope has launched live 360-degree video across all platforms.

The Twitter-owned video streaming service says it is offering a “more immersive way to experience those moments” and that the option marks “one step closer to actually being there”.

Live 360-degree videos will be marked with a badge and viewers will be able to change the point of view by moving their phone or tapping and scrolling around the screen.

“We’re testing 360 broadcasts with a small group of partners, and will be rolling out this feature more broadly during the coming weeks,” said Periscope in a blog post.

“Starting today, you’ll be able to join live 360 videos on Periscope and Twitter from some incredible broadcasters – getting front-row access at exclusive events, traveling to places across the globe, and getting up close with well-known personalities.”