Facebook debuts its first dedicated virtual reality app, Facebook 360

Saved will show you items that you've saved from your News Feed, while Timeline will allow you to look at your own 360 content. To alleviate this problem, the company on Wednesday launched a new app called Facebook 360 that will let anyone with a Samsung Gear VR easily discover publicly shared 360 content.

"Vimeo's creator community is known for pioneering new video formats and pushing the boundaries of storytelling", said Anjali Sud, svp and gm of Vimeo's creator platform, in a statement. However, the video-sharing company insisted that it's not about being the first to launch support for 360 videos, but it's about doing this right for its users. But their more accessible cousin 360 video could prove to have its tipping point sooner than VR.

To get 360-degree videos up and running on your headset of choice, you'll need to use Vimeo's sync app on iOS and Android.

The app will serve as a "one-stop shop for catching up on what you may have missed from your friends and others you follow, diving into the 360 photos and videos you've saved, and finding something new to enjoy", Facebook Product Director Brent Ayrey and Software Engineer Christopher Wong wrote in the announcement.

Facebook 360, available to download from the Oculus app, is now only available on Samsung Gear VR and Gear VR-compatible headsets. You can download Vimeo from the App Store for free.

In light of the latest developments in Vimeo's video-sharing website, the company is launching a "360 Video School", which basically refers to a series of online tutorials creators can check out if they want to learn how to produce, shoot and edit 360 content. Vimeo is offering these tutorials, which range from basic to the most in-depth, to everyone for free.

Vimeo has also tried to make the process of uploading 360 videos relatively easy as well.

  • Tracy Ferguson