Facebook rolls out support for 360-degree videos for News Feed

Facebook rolls out support for 360-degree videos for News Feed

Facebook Inc said its news feed for web and Android platform users will now support 360-degree videos. A 360 video gives an immersive experience to users by allowing them to view a scene from any angle.

Such videos are created using a special set of cameras that manage to capture all 360 degrees of a scene at the same time.

Support for the iOS platform will follow in the coming months, the company said on Wednesday. Action camera maker GoPro Inc has posted a video on motocross riding in the Idaho desert, while Vice Media has released a video of on-the-ground reporting in Afghanistan.

Basketball star LeBron James has also uploaded a 360 video, taking viewers behind the scenes during his workouts.

Walt Disney Co has uploaded a video of its upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie, which allows viewers to explore the fictional planet Jakku.

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Facebook rolls out support for 360-degree videos for News Feed – Tech2.