Facebook introduced 360-degree videos in the newsfeed platform


Describing the new product, top product executive, Chris Cox, called it “a really cool experience that takes you somewhere else” and announced that uploading such type of videos will be possible soon for all people, if they use an appropriate camera. At launch, publishers including Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, Uninterrupted With LeBron James, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and VICE will start posting 360 videos. One of the first such videos published Wednesday was  a glimpse of the upcoming film “Stars Wars VII: The Force Awakens. “Previously, YouTube started supporting 360-degree videos in March. This is the next step to allow developers to work on creating virtual reality platforms and games will be the first to benefit.


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