If you have a 360 camera, you can now go Live in 360 on Facebook. The social media platform announced Wednesday all profiles and pages will now be allowed to use the feature after it was introduced in December.

Users going live in 360 will be able to interact with others with comments and reactions while broadcasting, with a maximum streaming time of four hours.

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“360 videos immerse your audience in a particular place, helping them to develop empathy and awareness by putting them right in the scene,” Facebook said. “By sharing these videos with Facebook Live, it takes that immersion a step further by giving your audience a chance to be in the moment through both place and time.”

Cameras compatible with Face Live in 360

Samsung Gear 360 (which was announced today)

Giroptic IO

Insta360 (Nano for iOS, Air for Android)

ALLie Camera


Nokia OZO

Scratch VR

Teradek Sphere

How To Go Live In 360 With Facebook

1. Check your camera manufacturer’s instructions on Live 360 and link it to your smartphone.

2. Go to Facebook.com/live/create

3. Check on the box that says “This is a 360 video.”

4. Choose where you want to share the video (i.e. your Timeline, your friend’s Timeline, etc.) and click Next.

5. Enter the RTMP Server URL and Stream Key into your 360 camera app or software and name your Live 360 video.

6. You can stream to Facebook and preview your stream. When you’re satisfied hit Go Live.

7. Friends will be able to see the Live 360 videos on Facebook by rotating their phones.

Tips For Facebook Live 360 Videos

Facebook recommends a strong connection for Live 360 videos (at least 4 Mbps). The social media platform also tells users to keep in mind that viewers won’t be able to see far away things that well in a 360 video, so make sure to keep objects a maximum of 20 to 30 feet away.

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Facebook also introduced spatial audio, which enhances 360 videos for “greater immersion and a more authentic experience for viewers.” The platform recommends users to check their camera manufacturer’s website on how to use spatial audio on 360 videos. Users can also check Spatial Workstation Facebook Group for more information on how to add spatial audio to Live 360 streams with an external ambisonic mic.

Facebook’s in-depth instructions of Live 360 streaming can be found here.