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09/01/2017

Facebook Spaces VR App

Facebook launched a virtual reality application in its Oculus Store called Facebook Spaces that brings the social experience into a 3-D realm. It’s a virtual app in beta for the Oculus Rift. Users first build an avatar and then ask friends to join them in the virtual world to hang out, chat, draw crude animations in the virtual space and hop around to different 360-degree locations to explore together. Users can make a Facebook Messenger video call from within the VR space, too. With Facebook’s AR platform and Apple’s launch of its ARkit for iOS, Tim Merel, managing director of Digi-Capital, which analyzes the AR and VR space, estimates that VR will be a $60 billion business by 2021. edit

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