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Facebook Looks to the Future of VR

Michael Williams, Coordinator, Partnership Marketing, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Remember when social media was just updating your status and uploading a few of your favorite pictures? Not anymore. Facebook is bringing the virtual world to your timeline.

The social media giant (a Consumer Technology Association [CTA] member) introduced Facebook Spaces at F8, the company’s developer conference. The new virtual reality app allows users to hang out in an interactive virtual environment, as if they were all in the same room.

Users can create an avatar by choosing their favorite photo on the site and customizing it to their liking. A variety of Facebook content is at your virtual fingertips: You can view 360 videos and photos in VR, relive memories from your Timeline and even call friends with Messenger video.

Watch the video below to learn more about the new Facebook VR social experience: