|Facebook Now Lets You Live Stream From Inside VR
By: The Verge
Facebook is adding a live-streaming feature to its virtual reality app Spaces. Starting today, Spaces users can position a virtual camera and stream a two-dimensional feed of themselves to people outside VR. Viewers can send reactions and comments just as they would on a normal Facebook Live video. (Streamers will see both floating in space.) It’s part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between first-generation VR headsets and more traditional computing platforms.
Spaces, a virtual environment for the Oculus Rift, launched earlier this year at Facebook’s F8 conference. At that time, it allowed users outside VR to “dial in” using Facebook Messenger. “We really wanted to expand on that experience and let you hang out with your friends who don't yet have VR,” says Mike Booth, product manager for Facebook’s social VR team. “We really want to just put this technology out there and see what people do with it.”
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