Last month, Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8 took place, and there was a lot of video related talk!
One of the prime topics – the introduction of embedded videos. Facebook is going to introduce a video player that will allow embedding onto other sites. This is simply a way to put your public posts on Facebook into the content of your web site or web page.
What’s better is just how simple it is. You merely copy and paste the appropriate code and add it to your blog, website, or wherever you might wish to share it.
This is one in a series of video related advancements that Facebook has made recently. Also announced at the F8 conference, was the introduction of spherical videos.
Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the event about virtual reality, and how gaming is often the first thing to come to mind when people think about it. Zuckerberg however, emphasized the continued importance of video, and said that he believes that video is going to be even more engaging when it comes to virtual reality.
Using your computer’s mouse, you can pan around the video, which gets its 3D by being filmed by multiple cameras, allowing the user to feel immersed, as if they are really there. This is a new video experience for the 1.3 billion people that according to Facebook, view over 3 billion videos each day on the social network.