Back in September, Facebook rolled out 360 degree videos to its News Feed and now the social network is expanding the feature to iOS & Gear VR headsets. Already, the 360 degree video feature available for Android & the web while the iOS users from now onwards able to enjoy 360-degree videos from the publishers like ABC News, Apple Daily (Taiwan), BuzzFeed, FOX’s Scream Queens, Frontline, GoPro, LeBron James & Uninterrupted, News Orleans Saints and Nickelodeon.
The 360 degree videos allow you to move your device around and you can change view of a particular scene and lets you drag your finger around the scene to change angles. Apart from this, Facebook also revealed that they are launching the new 360 video microsite which will provide information about upload guidelines, common questions and a set of best practices.
The social network will also introduce the optional video control setting for Pages for uploading 360 video on Facebook. Now, the Page owners will have the ability to edit the initial camera position and vertical filed of view before uploading their 360 videos and offer greater control in post-production.
The 360 degree video support also comes to Samsung’s VR headset and Facebook makes it easier to upload 360-video from consumer camera including Theta, Giroptic and IC Real Tech. Above all, the videos taken with these camera will be shareable directly from native mobile apps. Starting from today, the company will start testing 36—degree ads from the companies including AT&T, Corona, Nescafe, Samsung and Disney.