360-Degree photos coming to Facebook – can also be viewed on Samsung Gear VR

Facebook 360 VR Content

Facebook is going to reveal a 360-degree photographic element, opening an entryway for everybody to share minutes in sphere.

Dispatched a year ago, Facebook’s 360-degree video feature has been a hit, yet there is something else entirely to come. In coming weeks, Facebook declared on Tuesday that it will provide its users a chance to post completely immersive photographs right to the News Feed – a 360-degree view of photos. Eugene Wei, the head of video at Oculus, told reporters:

“Our goal is to get this camera into the hands of as many creators as possible,” 

This feature is unquestionably going to connect much more individuals to the universe of 360. Taking pictures is less demanding, as well as less expensive, since no extraordinary 360-degree rigs (which are costly!) will be required to catch the enthusiastic pictures.

The pictures will show in user’s News Feed as still pictures, yet they will go live when the viewer drifts over to check out the picture in their Samsung Gaer VR Headset. A blog post published on Oculus blog outlines how the Gear VR Ecosystem will help bring more content to Oculus VR headset.

“You’ll be able to take a panoramic photo from your phone or use a 360 camera, upload it to Facebook, and pan around by tilting your phone or dragging the image,” .

Facebook additionally plans to roll out a few improvements to the Oculus version. The app will soon be overhauled with another “what’s new” segment, intended to highlight the most recent games and recordings. Later, in June, the organization is also planning to redo the outline of Oculus’ home screen on Gear VR to make it less trouble-some to discover recently-downloaded things.


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