Introducing Live from Facebook Spaces: An Easy Way to Share VR with Friends

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
July 12, 2017

Looking for a creative way to convince your friends and family to dive into VR? We hope our Summer of Rift sale helps you make the case, and today, we’ve got a new way for VR evangelists to help spread the word. Starting now, you can go live on Facebook directly from Spaces to share the magic of VR with others!

Give your friends a window into your virtual exploits and engage with them in real time. Position your virtual camera anywhere to capture and share the moment as it unfolds. Your Facebook friends can join in the fun by commenting and reacting on your screen—which you’ll see in VR. Comments show up as physical objects you can grab and move around, so you can call attention to the best one-liners or highlight a question or discussion topic.

This is a great way for people to spend quality time together in—and outside of—VR. From hanging out and catching up with friends and family to collaborating with coworkers and classmates, going live from Spaces lets you connect with the people you care about in meaningful ways—no matter where they happen to be.

“Facebook Live is already one of the most immediate and interactive ways to share moments with friends,” says Mike Booth, head of product management for Facebook Spaces. “By going live from Facebook Spaces, you can share a whole new kind of moment with friends and family directly from VR. Whether you’re touring exotic locations across the globe in 360, collaborating on a virtual marker masterpiece, or riffing on a viral video, the people who matter most to you can now follow along in real time on Facebook.”

Check out Mike’s article on the Facebook Newsroom for more on the latest development from Spaces and what it means for social VR.

With Rift + Touch available at $399 for a limited time—plus a number of new games and experiences coming to the Oculus Store in 2017—there’s never been a better time to jump into VR. And with live from Facebook Spaces, even more people can join in the fun.

We can’t wait to see the VR community’s first live broadcasts from Facebook Spaces! Be sure to tag us and share the experience.

— The Oculus Team