Facebook isn’t resting on its 8-billion-video-views-a-day laurels. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg says on his Facebook account that they just started launching 360 video on mobile and windows .
360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around. This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences.
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. (bit.ly/1YBQkdg)
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.
Facebook web users can drag a cursor and mobile users can tilt their devices in any direction to experience a 360-degree panorama view.
Anyone can upload 360 videos starting today, but Facebook is not currently allowing users to run ad campaigns with the videos. (on.fb.me/1LwRj9r)
Any video with a logo shown in this is 360 degrees video:
Check out the latest video here:
We just started launching 360 video on mobile.360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around. This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences.This video was shot in North Korea by ABC News — and panning around lets you experience the kind of thing most people will never see in their lives.We think people will share a lot more 360 content in the future, especially as technology makes it easier to record it themselves. We’re excited you can discover them on Facebook.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, November 12, 2015