Facebook set to launch its video app in Gear VR

Facebook will be launching its first officially branded VR social app, the 360-degree video app on the Samsung Gear VR. Though the app isn't a full version of the social Media, it will show 360-degree photos and videos from your feed and timeline, as well as a more general feed of media companies and selected individuals, and anything you've saved from the News Feed on desktop or mobile.

 

Users now can post reactions to videos and share the videos themselves to Facebook, and more social features are supposed to be coming soon.
However, this isn't a totally new option. Facebook 360-degree videos have been appearing in the Gear VR's video app for quite some time, and you can already log into Facebook and post reaction emoji .

Oculus which was co-created with the Gear VR is also owned by Facebook. The company has put the Facebook 360 name on a spatial audio platform , and a 360-degree camera setup .
This is a step toward the future which CEO Mark Zuckerberg sketched out at the last Oculus Connect conference, where he revealed a virtual world that blended VR telepresence with traditional video.

But until now, Facebook hadn't released anything that could be taken as a version of Facebook for virtual reality.

By Danson Bassey

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