Facebook’s First 360-degree Video is the Coolest Thing You Would See Today

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360-in-news-feedShort Bytes: Facebook page for Star Wars has posted the first Facebook 360-video on the web. Watch it here. 

From today, Facebook has just rolled out its first 360-degree video in your newsfeed. You can now experience 360-degree videos by dragging you cursor over the video screen and explore the surroundings. On your phones, you can physically tilt your phone and watch the tales of a galaxy far, far away.

As the first video, Facebook page for Star Wars has posted an exclusive footage of a speeding cruiser.

Watch the video below:

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

Once Facebook-owned Oculus Rift VR headset is launched, we can hope that you would be able to use it to make your 360-degree video more immersive.

Facebook writes on its blog: “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.”

Facebook 360-degree videos are currently viewable on the web or on Android. This feature will soon be rolled out for iOS in the coming months.

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Also read: Surprising Facebook Facts That You Didn’t Know

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

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