Facebook Launches Dedicated VR App, Facebook 360

There is a good news for VR users, Facebook has introduced its first dedicated VR app, Facebook 360. It’s a basic interface with four tabs that help you browse and launch 360-degree media. This app is powered by Oculus.  The app is a one-stop shop for catching up on what you may have missed from your friends and others you follow.

Facebook Launches Dedicated VR App, Facebook 360

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The Facebook 360 for Gear VR app currently features four different feeds – Explore, Following, Saved, and Timeline. The Explore feed helps users to browse through some of the popular content available on the social networking platform. Whereas, Following feed presents the 360-degree content posted by their friends or the pages that they are following.

The Saved feed is for the 360degree content that the users have saved themselves for later viewing. Moreover, Timeline feed allows users to browse through the 360-degree content posted by themselves on their timeline.

Facebook announced in a blog post;

“With more than 25 million 360 photos and more than 1 million 360 videos posted on Facebook to date, there’s plenty of great content to discover in Facebook 360. The app is a one-stop shop for catching up on what you may have missed from your friends and others you follow, diving into the 360 photos and videos you’ve saved, and finding something new to enjoy,”.

Facebook’s News Feed introduced 360 videos last year and 360 photos came last year in June. Both technologies deliver a different way of discovering a scene in a more immersive way, on both mobile and web. Since then, these have been popping up across users’ feeds, providing VR-like experiences where you can slant and rotate your mobile phone to witness more of the act.

For More Details See Also: Facebook’s Instant Articles Now Supports 360 Photos & Videos

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on innovation in technology. She likes music, photography, traveling and exploring nature.
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