Facebook will support 360-degree videos for the web and Oculus Rift
This should make your Facebook newsfeed a bit more interesting: Facebook is going to roll out support for 360-degree videos inside of its native video player. These videos allow viewers to look around the world in all directions while the video is playing. While they’re interesting to view on a computer, the real excitement lies in virtual reality. Watch a 360-degree video on the Oculus Rift, which Facebook owns, and you’d be able to naturally look around at the filmed world.
YouTube very recently started supporting 360-degree videos as well. Facebook’s support could be viewed as a challenge, but it’s arguably more of a necessity. If it wants the Oculus Rift to take off, it’s going to have to give people a reason to want to buy one —…
Source:: The Verge