According to the company, they will be rolling out 360-degree videos in your News Feed.
Such videos are created using a special set of cameras that manage to capture all 360 degrees of a scene at the same time.
With the introduction of 360-degree video, Facebook users can now watch a clip from all angles.
Starting today, you’ll be able to experience 360-degree videos alongside posts from your friends in Facebook’s News Feed. Still, if you’d like to see what 360-degree videos look like on Facebook, check out some of the first examples from publishers below, including ones from Discovery, GoPro, LeBron James and Uninterrupted, Vice, and…
The feature launched with several videos posted to Facebook to show off its potential, including a teaser from Walt Disney for its upcoming Star Wars movie.
The new feature will be available on both mobile and desktop platforms.
Facebook made the announcement today, paired with a 360-degree video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Cox rightfully called it an “an open-ended format” that lets people create not only time series video in front of the viewer, but also in every direction.
Spherical media enables a range of immersive viewing experiences and is an essential building block of virtual reality, an innovation poised to transform entertainment, education and other industries. While watching the video, you can use your finger to look around the environment, all while the speeder that you’re inside continues to move.
Mark Zuckerberg has always been on about how Facebook is trying to bring forth more vivid content formats, from text to photos to videos to VR.
Facebook is keeping pace with Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube, which introduced a 360-degree Apple iPhones will arrive later this year.
For now, the videos will work on the web and Android versions of the social networking site. But when viewed on a headset like the Oculus Rift, these videos can at least approximate VR. “It’s early days, but we’re excited about the possibilities for 360 video and hope it helps people explore the world in new, immersive ways”, he concludes.