Facebook on Android getting 360 degree video support

Facebook 360 Degree Video

Users of #Facebook on mobile will soon gain support to view 360 degree video content on their news feed, the social networking giant said. This will allow users on both Android and the web to view immersive videos, like the one uploaded by the Star Wars team.

This video shows how the users can experience being a speeder cruising across the fictional Jakku desert. Here you can tap and drag across the video to see what’s going on next to you. It’s a very good experience and we suggest you try it out. Here’s what Facebook had to say on this new feature.

“To create 360 videos, a special set of cameras is used to record all 360 degrees of a scene simultaneously. This means that when the video is playing on Facebook, you can choose what angle you want to see it from. On the web you can do this by dragging around the video with your cursor, and on mobile devices you do it by dragging with your finger — or even just by turning your device. You’ll be able to hold up your phone and the 360 video will follow you as you turn, looking around, to experience things from all over the world like never before.”



Source: Facebook

Via: Android Central

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