Facebook wants to let you create virtual objects in its Oculus Medium sculpting platform or Facebook Spaces VR hangouts and then share them with friends who don’t have a VR headset. At Oculus Connect 4 VR Conference, Facebook previewed 3D posts, a new type of News Feed post where users can grab, spin and interact with a 3D object to look at it from all angles.
A native 3D media type in Facebook News Feed. Facebook is opening up the power of immersive experiences to everyone with the ability to share virtual content beyond the boundary of the headset in full interactive 3D. Starting with objects created in Oculus Medium and marker drawings from Facebook Spaces, and opening to more VR content types soon.
Live 360 video in Facebook Spaces
Brings the wealth of Live 360 content from Facebook into social VR. People can view Facebook Live 360 videos in Spaces to feel like they’re anywhere in the world with friends in real-time. Rolling out this year.
Immersive 3D Entertainment in Facebook Spaces
A new way to experience art and entertainment created specifically for VR with your friends in Spaces. Starting with animated short stories created in Quill.
Kits in Facebook Spaces
Anyone in Spaces can make their very own kit (like a game or a set of decorations) that they can save in their space, use again and again, and share with friends. Launching this year.
Share in Gear VR
With our new Share API you can easily allow people to post content from your app straight to Facebook, from selfies to pieces of art.
Livestreaming Comments in Gear VR
Now, when you livestream from Gear VR, you can see the comments your friends make on Facebook displayed inside your headset—making streaming more interactive than ever before.
Facebook is also adding a new app feature that helps reconnect friends in-and-out of VR. The Oculus App will notify people when a friend goes into Gear VR. From the notification, friends have the option to request to tune in. If accepted, they’ll be connected through a 2D stream and voice chat, and can even jump into Rooms if they have a headset nearby.
Venues is a brand new experience launching next year that lets you watch concerts and catch premieres of new movies and TV shows with thousands of people. More announcements about the content line-up coming next year.