On 8th March 2017, Facebook introduced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, its dedicated VR app for helping users find and enjoy 360-degree images and videos. Nevertheless, one caveat which comes with the launch is that the app is presently only available for the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset of Samsung. It must be noted that the app does not let you browse via your normal News Feed from Facebook but offers 4 different sections for helping you browse via the 360-degree content available on the social network.
Presently, the Facebook 360 for Gear VR app features 4 different feeds – Explore, Following, Saved, and Timeline. The Explore feed helps users browse via some of the popular content available on the social media while the Following feed presents the 360-degree content posted by the pages or their friends that they are following. The Saved feed is for the 360-degree content which the users have saved themselves for later viewing and ultimately the Timeline feed enables users browsing via the 360-degree content posted by themselves on their Timeline.
For downloading the Facebook 360 for Gear VR app, users can open the Oculus app on their Gear VR-compatible Samsung device and search for Facebook 360. They can also select for visiting the Oculus site for getting started and downloading the app.