Facebook 360: Facebook’s First Virtual Reality Application

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Facebook is one of the top online social networking site that grants its users to network with friends and family as well as make other new connections.

These days, Facebook has been intertwining the real and virtual worlds of the site in a pinch by launching its first ever VR dedicated application the Facebook 360.

Facebook has committed major assets and billions of dollars to virtual reality, but still a border between what goes in the Facebook app and on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR has been pretty much recognized.

Facebook 360 will play as a hub for the 360 video and photo content that is posted to the site. Facebook announces that there are over one million 360 videos that were posted to the site in company with more than 25 million 360 photos on the date. As to its launch, Facebook 360 will only be available for the Gear VR mobile headsets. This app is available for download in the Oculus Store.

Facebook 360 will exhibit its four main “feeds” during launch, to deliver the content to its users’ naked eyes much closer than ever.

These are:

  • The “Explore” tab will provide users a panoramic look at the 360 content that is famous beyond Facebook from a diversity of media companies and creators.
  • The “Following” tab on the other hand will let you rotate into the content that have been created by your friends.
  • The “Saved” tab will give you the opportunity to practice 360 content that you may have viewed on the web in the way that is an immersive in-headset experience.
  • And the “Timeline”, this will let you monitor out your own 360 videos and photos all in one place.

This app will let users post reactions to the contents at the same time will also be able to share and save 360 photos and videos. From this official app, Facebook promises to users that there will be more social features to come.

Along with this additional app, Facebook is affirming its video strength over the Oculus Video app which has formerly been the most gone spot for Gear VR users of engaging videos from Facebook.

Facebook has named Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra as the VP of VR on January. It has been a surprising end appointment for the leadership restructuring at the Oculus that have started when CEO Brendan Iribe proclaimed all of a sudden that he would be stepping down as the company’s chief executive and instead will be leading Oculus’ PC VR.

It is clear that the company has been thinking a great vision for bringing its approximately 2 billion users throughout the world of VR while Facebook continues to perform on its own assets of social VR features and that Facebook 360 app may be one of the best stepping stones in doing so.



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