Since launching Live 360 in December, we’ve seen the authenticity of Facebook Live and the immersive nature of 360 media come together to transport people into moments and experiences—right as they happen. Today we’re excited to make Live 360 available globally to all Profiles and Pages. Now, anyone with a 360 camera can go live in 360 degrees on Facebook.
To create a seamless experience, we’re integrating with several leading 360 cameras to make going live on Facebook easy, reliable, and fun.
Going live on Facebook with a 360 camera takes a few simple steps: log in to Facebook, set post privacy and write a description and then once live, see comments and reactions — all directly from the camera interface. Compatible cameras currently include the Samsung Gear 360 (2017), Giroptic IO, Insta360, and ALLie Camera, as well as more professional options like the Z CAM S1 and Nokia Ozo. We’ll continue to work with other manufacturers to integrate additional cameras.
Spatial Audio For Live 360
With the global rollout of Live 360, we’re also introducing spatial audio, which gives viewers the ability to experience 360-degree sound just as they would in real life. Cameras with integrated support for spatial audio in Live 360 are coming soon, and we’ll also introduce ways to include spatial audio manually through an ambisonic microphone. Learn more about spatial audio in our Spatial Workstation Facebook Group.
To start a Live 360 broadcast on Facebook, simply follow the steps on one of the mobile cameras listed above or generate a stream for standalone cameras here. You can also head to our website at https://facebook360.fb.com/live360 to download our step-by-step Live 360 guide and check out some best practices for getting the most out of Live 360.
We look forward to seeing all the ways you use Live 360 to share the world around you with your friends and audiences.