Facebook launches First Virtual Reality app; Facebook 360

Finally, one of the popular and world leading social media website “Facebook” has introduced their first Virtual Reality app known as Facebook 360!

Maybe, you might not know but Facebook has devoted major resources and billions of dollars to virtual reality, but there has been a pretty clear line between what happens in the main Facebook app and what happens on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR.

It is currently only available on the Samsung Gear VR, but it’s likely just the first of such apps to come. However, its very clear that the app doesn’t let you browse your News Feed or do other regular Facebook activities; the emphasis is solely on video.

Well, you can still do more with “more than 25 million 360 photos” and “more than 1 million 360 videos,” The app will serve as a hub for the 360 video and photo content posted to the site. Facebook boasts that there have been more than one million 360 videos posted to the site alongside more than 25 million 360 photos to date.

At launch, the Facebook 360 app will be available only for the Gear VR mobile headset. Users can download the app in the Oculus Store. Facebook 360 will feature four main “feeds,” delivering content into users’ eyeballs from closer than ever.

Facebook 360

It has been Categorized to;

*. Explore lets you check out interesting and popular content from throughout the social network
*. Following features videos from your friends and pages you follow
*. Saved collects the content you’ve, well, saved
*. Timeline is the space for your own 360 uploads

The app will allow users to post reactions to content, while also being able to save and share 360 photos and videos. Facebook said in a blog post that more social features are on the way for the company’s first official app.

You have the option to Like/react to the videos, as well as save or share. It’s not clear yet whether you can watch standard, non-360 video with the app.

It seems like an unnecessary inconvenience to have to remove your VR headset and open up the traditional Facebook app just to watch other video’s you’ve saved. To download it, just open the Oculus app on your Gear VR and search for Facebook 360.

Source: TechCrunch

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