On Wednesday the social media tech-giant Facebook, revealed that shortly it will add support for 360-degree pictures to its News Feed.
The innovative 360-degree photos will work much similar to that of Facebook’s 360-degree videos. You can modify your outlook of the photo by dragging your finger or cursor, if you’re on a browser round the screen or holding your cell phone at a diverse perspective.
Facebook’s News Feed to Support 360-degree Photos
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The feature will support pictures captured with 360-degree camera, just like Rioch’s Theta S, in addition to panoramic shots taken on smartphones. Similar to their video equivalents, the 360-degree photos can also viewed with the help of Samsung’s Gear VR headsets.
Facebook also plans to introduce some modifications to the Oculus mobile app. The app will soon be upgraded with a new “what’s new” part, intended to highlight the recent games and videos. Later, in June, the company plans to overhaul the design of Oculus’ home screen on Gear VR as well to make it much easier to discover lately-downloaded things.
The social media tech-giant Facebook informed that the Oculus-powered Gear VR has only been out for almost six months but it has already surpassed many of their preliminary prospects. Although we don’t have any clue how many headsets Samsung has shipped ever since its takeoff, Facebook says over a million people used the Gear VR previous month.
Facebook also publicized some new figures around Gear VR content. At present there are over 250 apps for the headset and 21 games that were originally introduced for the Gear but are now also offered for the Oculus Rift headset.
According to Facebook, of the apps and games presently offered, VR video remains to be some of the most prevalent content, with almost 80% of Gear users viewing videos.