09 March 2017, USA:
Now you can watch the 360 videos, photos in VR and have the actual feel of it! How? You just need a Samsung Gear VR headset and then download the latest app released by Facebook- Facebook 360!
Ever since 360 photos and videos came to Facebook, people around the world have embraced these new formats. 360 can take you into the action with your favorite sports teams, bring you behind the scenes at awards shows, transport you to beautiful places around the world, and put you at the center of breaking news moments like never before.
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Brent Ayrey, Product Director, and Christopher Wong, Software Engineer said in a blog post, “Today, we’re making 360 photos and videos even more immersive and easier to discover with the launch of the Facebook 360 app for Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.”
So this new app has four features-
- Explore: Discover some of the most interesting and popular 360 content on Facebook from media companies, organizations and individual creators.
- Following: Experience 360 content that your friends have posted on Facebook as well as 360 content from Pages and people you follow.
- Saved: Find all the 360 content you’ve saved from News Feed ready for you to enjoy at a more convenient time.
- Timeline: Relive your memories in a new way through your own 360 photo and video uploads.
What surprises me the most is it is not available on Oculus Rift! It is owned by Facebook yet available only on Samsung Gear VR. You can download the app from the Oculus store for free. Here’s the link! (Image- Facebook)