Facebook announced Thursday that the 360-degree videos it debuted for Android devices in September can now be viewed on iOS devices, as well.
The social network also announced several other updates related to 360-degree videos in a Facebook Media blog post:
- 360-degree videos can now be viewed on Samsung Gear VR virtual-reality headsets and supported Samsung smartphone.
- A host of new publishers began sharing 360-degree videos on Facebook Thursday: ABC News, Apple Daily, BuzzFeed, Fox series Scream Queens, PBS’ Frontline (see below), GoPro, LeBron James & Uninterrupted (see below), the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints and Nickelodeon.
- Facebook launched a microsite to provide video creators with resources and information, including uploading guidelines, frequently asked questions and best practices from Chris Milk and Aaron Koplin of VR studio Vrse.
- Page administrators uploading 360-degree videos can now edit initial camera positions and vertical fields of view.
- The social network is working with camera manufactures including Theta, Giroptic, IC Real Tech and 360 Fly on in-application “publish to Facebook” options for their devices, allowing users to instantly share their 360-degree videos via the social network.
Readers: Have you experienced 360-degree videos on Facebook yet?