All the Facebook video you love – now in VR

Posted 10 months ago

By: Cody Sumter, Product Manager; Genki Kondo, Engineer; Stanley Wang, Engineering Manager

Today we’re introducing updates to the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR that make it easy to find and watch all your favorite videos in VR.

More types of video
VR is a great way to immerse yourself in a different place or time. We’ve heard that people want to watch more than just 360 videos in VR, so we’re making it possible to watch all kinds of video on Facebook in the app — including live and regular videos from friends and Pages you follow, plus shows from Facebook Watch in the U.S.

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With this update, here are the categories of videos you’ll find in the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR:

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Search and follow
We’re also rolling out the ability to search for and follow Pages right from the app, making it easier to catch up with content from your favorite Pages in VR.

This update will also include support for the Gear VR controller so you can easily select, share, and react to every video and photo you enjoy.

To download the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR, open the Oculus app on your Gear VR–compatible Samsung device and search for Facebook 360, or visit the Oculus site to get started.

We can’t wait to see what videos and photos you enjoy in this new experience!

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