Facebook has introduced the Facebook 360 app for Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus and this is an exciting new way to explore Facebook 360 photos and videos.
A 360 photo allows users to view the scene from every angle, above, below, behind and next to you. You can create 360 photos by using special 360 camera hardware, taking a panorama on your iPhone, or snapping a photo sphere from certain apps on your Android phone, including Street View and Google Camera.
360 can take you into the action with your favorite sports teams, brings you behind the scenes at awards shows, transport you to beautiful places around the world, and put you at the center of breaking news moments like never before.
To download the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR, open the Oculus app on your Gear VR-compatible Samsung device and search for Facebook 360. Users will get more details at official Oculus website.
At launch, the app will feature four feeds:
- Explore: Discover some of the most interesting and popular 360 content on Facebook from media companies, organizations and individual creators.
- Following: Experience 360 content that your friends have posted on Facebook as well as 360 content from Pages and people you follow.
- Saved: Find all the 360 content you’ve saved from News Feed ready for you to enjoy at a more convenient time.
- Timeline: Relive your memories in a new way through your own 360 photo and video uploads.
In the Facebook 360 app, you can react to 360 photos and videos and share them on Facebook. The social media site shared that it is working on the more features on Facebook 360 app that will be rolled out soon.