Facebook Launched a real VR social app, and it’s called ‘Facebook Spaces’. The app allows you to hangout in a virtual space and browse through your Timeline memories with friends.
We just launched Facebook Spaces, our social virtual reality platform. With Spaces, you can hang out with your friends, teleport anywhere and do anything. The actors enjoyed shooting this video so much that they asked if they could stay in Spaces for a few hours after they were done.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
To create an avatar, you simply import a photo from Facebook and the app will try to create a toonish fascimile, which you can then customize further.
You can then invite friends to join you. Facebook also showed off creating artwork, playing games, listening to music and watching 360 videos in VR.
Since not everyone has a VR headset just yet, you can also interact with people using video calling on Messenger – they simply appear as a 2D video within the virtual space. On their end, you appear as your virtual avatar.