Mark Zuckerberg Launched 360-Degree Videos On Facebook. And They Are Awesome!

Facebook just announced an awesome format called 360-degree videos.

What are 360-degree videos?

In September 2015, Facebook launched a special kind of 360 video which is created with a camera system that simultaneously records all 360 degrees of a scene.

As a user, you can play around with the video by panning & rotating to watch it from different angles. How cool is that?

 

Wow, can I watch 360 videos on desktops?

YES! And you should infact watch it now. Here’s an awesome video made by GoPro that takes experiencing surfing to a whole new level:

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This is awesome. Can I watch 360 videos on my mobile device?

Try watching this awesome Star Wars 360 video on your Android/iOS Facebook app. (Won’t play on mobile browser)

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Today, Mark Zuckerberg launched 360 for iOS and Android mobile devices. You can view these videos by dragging a finger across the screen or by turning the device on its sides to navigate.

 

Here’s Mark Zuckerberg announcing the launch of 360 videos on mobile with a video from North Korea

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He says,

This video was shot in North Korea by ABC News — and panning around lets you experience the kind of thing most people will never see in their lives.We think people will share a lot more 360 content in the future, especially as technology makes it easier to record it themselves. We’re excited you can discover them on Facebook.

Isn’t it freaking cool? 😀