Facebook VR as the next social platform
05 Jul 2017

Facebook VR as the next social platform

Facebook & Virtual Reality = Facebook Spaces

05 Jul 2017

Facebook & VR

In October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a $250 million investment in VR, bringing the company’s total contribution to the effort to $500 million. With this move, Mark confused whole VR community and made us all questioning “Why?”. – Mark had the vision to bring VR to the next technological platform in social media and this time his vision is becoming the real with Facebook Spaces. 

What is Facebook Spaces?

Facebook Spaces is a new way to connect with friends in virtual reality (VR). It’s an app that lets you invite and interact with up to 3 of your Facebook friends using a VR device. In this VR app you can hang out in funny and interactive virtual environment as if you are in the same room. Spaces launches in beta for Oculus Rift and Touch and you can download it now from the Oculus Store and Touch controllers.

 

How to start using it?

Once you open Facebook Spaces in VR, you’ll be asked to take off your headset and log into your Facebook account.

Then you can start by creating your avatar on it by choosing one of your pictures from Facebook. Once you choose a picture you’ll see an array of options for your VR appearance. Start with one of these options, then customise until it feels just right. You can change your eye colour, hairstyle, facial features and more until your look fits your identity. It’s all about being yourself.

What can you do in Facebook Spaces?

Once you join a space in Facebook Spaces, you can do things like draw pictures, view 360° photos and videos or use Messenger to video call your friends in virtual reality (VR).
“Hang out with your friends and show them your Facebook photos and videos.
Draw 3D objects and express your creativity on a whole new level.
Create memories of your fun moments in VR, take selfies, and share them with your Facebook friends.
Make and receive Messenger video calls with friends even if they’re not in VR.”
Mirror: Use to check out how you look in VR.
Marker: Use to draw pictures.
Selfie Stick: Use to take selfie photos.

Facebook Space

Spaces promise to make virtual reality more personal and more relatable than it’s ever been. So, if it is really like this then let me know down below in comment section! 😉

More information about Virtual Reality check our blog post; An introduction into Virtual Reality (VR)

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