Facebook Brings 360-Degree Virtual Reality Videos to News Feeds

Stars Wars was first to post a 360-degree video. Photo: Facebook Virtual reality is coming to Facebook news feeds. Today the company rolled out 360-degree videos brands and publishers can post to their pages. Desktop viewers just have to drag their mouse over a clip to change the angle, and on mobile, swiping across the screen changes the view. Disney and Lucasfilm have already used 360-degree video to cruise around the fictional Jakku desert to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And Saturday Night Live posted a video with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake from its 40th anniversary special, taking viewers inside the iconic Studio 8H. GoPro, Mountain Dew, LeBron James, Vice and Discovery are also on board to test out Facebook's native video player. It's one of the first updates to come out of Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift last year. Earlier this summer, the social giant started pitching 360-degree mobile ads to brands. Virtual reality clips are only available for brands to post organically to their page, but based on Facebook's heavy push with autoplay videos, it's likely they'll eventually be packaged into ads. As Facebook gains steam as a major force in video advertising, virtual reality could add a bit of a wow factor for brands. YouTube offers a similar product, but Facebook has been working to quash complaints from advertisers that want better buying options and better data about their campaigns. Just last week, the Menlo Park,... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos

According to publishing sources, the original Facebook Live deals, which evolved into live and VOD licensing arrangements with 300 video partners, are going away by the end of the year. The post Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Ad Tech Companies Are Testing New Formats Like Virtual Reality and 360 Video

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How marketers are distributing 360-degree videos beyond YouTube and Facebook

In order to extend the reach of their VR content, brands like Google and Jack-In-The-Box are testing an approach of serving teaser content on a major publisher that directs viewers to their 360-degree video experience. And Agency Arnold Worldwide has been testing out the organic reach of new... Continue reading at Digiday

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See the First 360-Degree Video Ads on Facebook

"360-degree marketing" has been an industry buzzword for years, but what about 360-degree advertising?Facebook is starting to test 360-degree video ads with a handful of brands including AT&T, Samsung and Nestle, all of which can be seen below. Facebook officially introduced the virtual... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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'Star Wars' takes center stage in Facebook's 360-degree video rollout

Facebook has added 360-degree videos to its news feed, an immersive feature the Menlo Park-based social media platform said will capitalize on a growing number of video publishers using the format. And to pique the interest of users, The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Lucasfilm have published... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Facebook now supports 360-degree video

Facebook videos are about to get more interactive.  The social network announced Wednesday it now supports 360-degree videos. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Facebook in 2015: Pivot to video! Facebook today: Local news is dead!

Facebook paints a bleak picture for the media industry, while ignoring its own role in publishing’s demise. Benevolent Doctor Facebook today gave the country a very grave diagnosis via a blog post. The company has found that–wait for it–local news is dying. In fact, Facebook says that about... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Facebook to End News Feed Experiment in 6 Countries That Magnified Fake News

A booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The social network is stopping the experiment known as Explore, which separates news publishers from its main site. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Digiday Research poll: Apple News dominates publisher focus after Facebook’s news feed changes

Digiday's online poll of publisher executives found that they believe Apple News should be their priority following Facebook's algorithm change. The post Digiday Research poll: Apple News dominates publisher focus after Facebook’s news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change

Traffic to news publishers has dipped again since Facebook said it would prioritize users' posts in the news feed, according to multiple data sources. The post As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook’s Latest News Feed Change Sounds Like Bad News for Publishers

The modified algorithm will place higher value on posts by friends, family, and colleagues — at the expense of media brands. The post Facebook’s Latest News Feed Change Sounds Like Bad News for Publishers appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Facebook's News Feed Update Isn't Good News For Publishers—But It May Be For You

Would you rather get your news directly from publishers or from your Facebook friends?If you've been feeling like Facebook is clogging up your News Feed with too many dispiriting news stories and not enough cute baby pictures, this one's for you: The social network is tweaking its algorithm yet... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Gawker's rebirth, Facebook's new video series and other news

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: Gawker, the gossip site, is staging... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

Mark Thompson says site’s attempts to rank news outlets sounds like ‘controlled society’Facebook should consider completely removing news from users’ feeds unless it can find a way to avoid low-quality stories clogging up the site, the chief executive of the New York Times has said.Mark Thompson... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Facebook says its free news feed is helping journalism

Company tells Australian regulator that news makes up just 5% of content shared, and downplays its collection and use of people’s data• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Facebook has told the Australian competition regulator that news makes up just 5% of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Facing a trust crisis, Facebook offers up even more context about news feed publishers

Facebook has been making attempts to restore people’s trust in what they come across in their news feeds. In the latest example, the company is rolling out new features that aim to give users more information about the publishers and stories they read. Originally conducted as a test last year,... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Facebook's daily news video section may arrive this summer

Facebook has only hinted at its upcoming news video section in Watch, but some more tangible details are starting to trickle out. Axios sources have claimed a daily news service should launch in the summer, with about 10 publishers (both conventiona... Continue reading at Engadget

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After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest

Pinterest represented nearly 8 percent of publishers’ social traffic in the second half of 2017, nearly doubling year over year, according to Shareaholic. The post After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Digiday Research: European publishers grapple with Facebook’s news feed changes

Digiday surveyed European publishers about their strategies for countering changes to Facebook's news feed algorithm. The post Digiday Research: European publishers grapple with Facebook’s news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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