Mark Zuckerberg Launched 360-Degree Videos On Facebook
Facebook just announced an awesome format called 360-degree videos.
What are 360-degree videos?
Facebook launched a special kind of 360 video which is created with a camera system that simultaneously records all 360 degrees of a scene.
As a user, you can play around with the video by panning & rotating to watch it from different angles. How cool is that?
Wow, can I watch 360 videos on desktops?
YES! And you should infact watch it now. Here’s an awesome video made by GoPro that takes experiencing surfing to a whole new level:
This is awesome. Can I watch 360 videos on my mobile device?
Try watching this awesome Star Wars 360 video on your Android/iOS Facebook app. (Won’t play on mobile browser)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience
Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Today, Mark Zuckerberg launched 360 for iOS and Android mobile devices. You can view these videos by dragging a finger across the screen or by turning the device on its sides to navigate.
Here’s Mark Zuckerberg announcing the launch of 360 videos on mobile with a video from North Korea
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
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