Facebook’s Instant Articles — the format that displays publishers’ content in a faster-loading, distraction-free view when accessed by Facebook users on mobile devices — are about to get more interactive. The social network announced today that these articles will now support 360 videos and photos — meaning, publishers can include 360 content in-line, which users can then navigate by turning their mobile device, or tapping and dragging.
Facebook will allow journalists and other content creators to include 360 videos and photos directly in their Instant Articles as inline content. When a user sees the media in the story, they can immediately begin interacting with the photo or video by tilting, clicking or dragging.
YouTube as part of its ‘Creator Academy‘ initiative has produced this fun and informative video designed to school 360 video newbies on what not to do when producing immersive video content.
Now that Samsung has officially launched its 360-degree camera, it’s also launching a site where you can upload your videos.
The site is called Samsung VR, and replaces Milk VR which was limited to ‘influencers’ in the VR space. In opening Samsung VR up to the masses, the company clearly thinks it can corner an exciting new market.
Samsung is naturally limiting the app to its devices, but claims it now offers an ‘end to end’ solution for VR.