How To Tweet 360-Degree Photos On Twitter
Most of travel bloggers, it is important to update with all latest “media technology”, so they can show their adventures as “true to life” as possible. 360 photographs are a excellent way to supply the attractiveness of being in a mountain summit right to the screens of my followers and also allow them to explore and find the perspective by themselves. So, in this guide you’ll learn How to Tweet 360-degree photos on Twitter.
This works great and is really easy to do if you have a Smartphone (and the Google Street View App) or a 360 camera like the Samsung Gear 360 or the Ricoh Theta S. On Facebook, all you have to do is to upload the image and Facebook takes care of the technical details.
If you would like to attain exactly the identical effect on Twitter, it becomes tricky. Following some time experimentation, I believe I have found a solution which works.
Presenting ScratchReel, a “secret” Twitter attribute.
In 2014, Twitter purchased a company named SnappyTV to offer content producers better instruments for sharing and creating videos in real time. 1 year after, SnappyTV introduced a feature named ScratchReel, which enables users on Twitter quickly forward and rewind animated GIFs.
ScratchReel has been accessible exclusively for SnappyTV clients for quite a while, but the characteristic is now also a part of Twitter’s Media Studio, which will be available to everyone.
ScratchReel is a superb feature, but sadly, use never actually took of. The good thing is, you can use it to imitate Facebook’s 360 photo viewer. Here is how:
Step 1: Convert the 360 picture to a movie
I have used an iOS program called pi2video, which permits you to convert spherical pictures . Only import an equirectangular image in the camera roll. The edit button enables you to alter the vertical field of view. Then export the movie.
Step 2: Switch the movie into a GIF
I utilized GIF Brewery for macOS, but each”movie into gif” converter must function. It is very important to maintain as much picture quality as possible whilst retaining the resulting GIF file below 10 MB. It appears this is the top limit of the Media Studio library.
Step 3: Establish your GIF
Voilà. Your followers are now able to observe the scene from every angle simply by scrubbing on the photograph. It is as simple as. This functions on the Internet and on Twitter’s mobile programs.