Facebook Is Working On Immersive Video App

Facebook is working on an app that would allow viewers to watch immersive 360-degree videos with their smart phones, without the need to use a virtual reality headset, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The app would use what’s known amongst virtual reality insiders as the “magic window” approach: Users would move and tilt their phones to explore a 360-degree spherical video, allowing them to explore the video beyond its traditional frame. And YouTube added spherical video viewing to its mobile apps this summer. The company spent more than $2 billion on virtual reality headset maker Oculus.