Facebook first real venture in to Virtual Reality
Facebook is finally announcing a real VR social app, and it’s called Facebook Spaces. The app allows you to hangout in a virtual space and browse through your Timeline memories with your friends.
To create your avatar, you simply upload a photo from Facebook and the app will try to create a cartoon likeness, which you can then customise further.
You can then invite friends to join you. Facebook also showed off creating artwork, playing games, listening to music and watching 360 videos in VR.
Since not everyone has a VR headset just yet, you can also interact with people using video calling on Messenger – they simply appear as a 2D video within the virtual space. On their end, you appear as your virtual avatar. Facebook Spaces is launching beta later this month for Oculus Rift.