Facebook has released Facebook 360 VR app for Samsung Gear VR that is powered by Oculus. The social networking giant also revealed that over 25 million 360 photos and more than 1 million 360 videos have been posted on its platform.
To download the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR, you will have to open the Oculus app on your Gear VR-compatible Samsung device and search for facebook 360 or visit Oculus site. The app will let you explore more 360 content on Facebook, you can also follow friends, other pages and can even save 360 content for later viewing.
Facebook 360 VR App; Features!
Facebook has sorted the content into four feeds;
- Explore feed, which consists of most popular and interesting content from media companies, organizations, and individuals.
- Following collects content from your friends and the pages that you have followed.
- Saved si a feed for all the 360-degree content that users have saved from the news feed for exploring later.
- Timeline Feed has the 360-degree photos and videos uploaded to Facebook by the users themselves.
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The UI can be navigated using the gamepad or a touchpad. Users can pull up additional information about a photo or a video and react, like, share and comment as well. Facebook has also indicated that additional social features are making their way to the Facebook 360 app and this experience will be available on more platform soon.