Facebook Debuts Its First Dedicated Virtual Reality App, Facebook 360
Today, Facebook is intertwining the real and virtual worlds of Facebook a bit by launching its first dedicated app, Facebook 360. The app will serve as a hub for the 360 video and photo content posted to the site. Facebook boasts that there have been more than one million 360 videos posted to the site alongside more than 25 million 360 photos to date. At launch, the Facebook 360 app will be available only for the Gear VR mobile headset. Users can download the app in the Oculus Store.
At launch, Facebook 360 will feature four main “feeds,” delivering content into users’ eyeballs from closer than ever. The “Explore” tab will give users a bird’s-eye look at the 360 content that is popular across Facebook from a variety of media companies and creators; meanwhile, the “Following” tab will let you dial into the content being produced by your friends. “Saved” gives you an opportunity to experience 360 content you may have seen on the web in a more immersive in-headset experience, while “Timeline” lets you check out your own 360 photos and videos all in one place.