Facebook to roll out 360-Degree Videos

Facebook, in a blog post, said that it would support 360º videos in its News Feed. There are a number of publishers sharing new 360 videos on Facebook already, including Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, LeBron James & Uninterrupted, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and VICE. These videos help show the range of possibilities with this new medium, Facebook said. For example, Disney and Lucasfilm are debuting an exclusive 360º experience from its upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bringing fans inside the beloved Star Wars universe.

Facebook highlighted watching the videos using a mobile phone, rather than using VR headsets. You can see a video here.