Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, in his keynote address at the Facebook F8 developer conference, made a lot of announcements. Some of them were bigger than the other, one of which is the inclusion of virtual reality in our Facebook newsfeed. Zuckerberg has a demonstration of how 360-degree video and immersive virtual reality is used in the news feed in the future. He explained how sharing over the years the company developed, starting from simple text, images, videos.
The next step in Facebook Sharing
He stressed that the next step in Facebook sharing is now even more intense with inclusion of technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive video be. Live Streamer and developers got a glimpse of this new recording at F8.
Every day, around 3 million videos were persecuted by Facebook users in their news feed. Zuckerberg said that the content that we want to share is getting more sophisticated, the need for building tools that help people is to share it, is also increasing.
CBS News said in an article “Facebook users to see 3 billion videos a day in their News Feeds. Since the content we share, becomes more sophisticated,” we need to build to make tools people share, “Zuckerberg said. ”
Spherical videos, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
News Feed is supported in the near future “ball Movies”, developed with 24 cameras and lets the audience with their mouse to move the video. You can use your cursor and move in a 3D environment, such as the material further. This immersive videos are now supported by YouTube.
A few years from now, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will be fully integrated into the social network. The Facebook Platform buying Oculus Rift, the ball videos are interesting. Users can strap on your VR headsets and a 360-degree spherical video. You will feel as if they are in this video. Virtual reality is thus the newsfeed interesting.
At F8, visitors could try one by entering the technology “teleportation station.” They were able to get a distant view of the interior of the Facebook headquarters.
TechCrunch said, “One thing that we can think of is that Facebook takes his Oculus VR activities up a notch, or inviting developers together on the journey Facebook has been widely demonstrated the capabilities of the new Crescent Bay Edition PR head head in. the past few months at various events. And since today is actually the first anniversary of the takeover, this could be a moment ripe open to more input from developers to be the platform. ”
No release date for the software is still preserved. But, we can expect our news feed will be immersive, and we can watch the videos with VR headsets.