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This article was published on June 2, 2016

Twitter joins the 360-degree video party

Twitter joins the 360-degree video party

First YouTube, then Facebook, and now one more: Twitter has just added support for 360-degree video.

As with other implementations, you can just click and drag to look around the videos, and they work on both desktop and mobile. It works kind of similarly to the rewindable ScratchReels from last year.

The feature comes on the heels of the start of the NBA finals tonight; the official NBA Twitter account will be posting videos shot with a Samsung Gear 360 during tonight’s game.

Credit: The Verge

While the format doesn’t make quite as much sense on Twitter as it might on Facebook (which owns Oculus) or YouTube (which works with Google VR), it’s a reasonable move. 360-video degree is becoming more commonplace with every passing month, and it’s only a matter of time until it becomes an integral part of sharing media on social networks.

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