It seems 360-degree videos might be here to stay. In March, Youtube started to support the immersive video format, and now Facebook has introduced the technology as well. Soon, Facebook users will be able to upload and share 360-degree videos in their News Feed. Users can change the angle of view in these videos either by clicking and dragging the cursor on a computer or swiping across the screen on mobile devices. On the latter, you can alternatively simply move the device. 

"In the future, imagine watching 360 videos of a friend’s vacation to a small village in France or a festival in Brazil — you’ll be able to look around and experience it as if you were there. Along with updates from your friends and family, you will also be able to discover amazing new content on Facebook from media companies, organizations, and individual creators." 

To start, Facebook will be partnering with a range of brands, including Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, LeBron James & Uninterrupted, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and VICE to bring 360 videos to their followers. Facebook says you will be able to see News Feed 360 degree videos soon on web browsers or when using an Android device. On iOS the feature will arrive 'in the coming months'. 

Check out Facebook's official announcement for more information and a demo video.

Source: Facebook | Via: PetaPixel