In case there was any doubt that Facebook wasn’t completely behind the virtual reality bandwagon, it was revealed today that 360-degree photos are coming to the social network.
In the coming weeks, panoramic photos uploaded from a phone or 360-degree camera will become fully visible in the News Feed, Facebook-owned Oculus announced.
Samsung owners can explore the images with the help of Gear VR, though the pictures can also be navigated with swipes of a finger or phone tilts should you not have a headset handy when checking out vacation photos from your buddies this summer.
Oddly, 360-degree videos have been on Facebook for a while now, with the still picture variety just now catching up.
Oculus also talked up the release of new content for Gear VR, including a three-part series called Nomads and Deadliest Catch VR – a viewing experience based on the Discovery Channel show that puts users in the sea-soaked shoes of fishermen braving the treacherous Bering Sea.