Facebook 360 Video Comes to Android

Facebook 360 Video Comes to Android

Sep 23, 2015

Facebook is introducing 360-degree video to mobile newsfeeds on Android.

Excerpts from the press release:

Starting today, 360-degree videos will begin rolling out in News Feed.

Our goal at Facebook is to connect you with the people and things that matter, every single day. Over time, we’ve seen that people enjoy more immersive content in their News Feeds. This is one reason video has been so successful on Facebook, and we’re excited to take it a step further with 360 video.

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. On the web you can do this by dragging around the video with your cursor, and on mobile devices you do it by dragging with your finger — or even just by turning your device. You’ll be able to hold up your phone and the 360 video will follow you as you turn, looking around, to experience things from all over the world like never before.

The update will be rolling out on Android over the next couple of days.

360 in News Feed

[via Facebook Newsroom]

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