Facebook makes virtual reality a social experience with Spaces

Nonetheless, here's what you need to know: Facebook Spaces is available now for Oculus Rift.

During his keynote at the ongoing F8 developer's conference, Zuckerberg touched upon Spaces again, and this time he spoke about how artificial intelligence (AI) was being used to improve the experience. If they're not in Facebook Spaces when you call, you'll see their IRL face and surroundings, and they'll see your avatar and your virtual setting. "We're launching in beta, and we'll add new features as we learn from your feedback and continue exploring what makes social VR experiences most meaningful".

Facebook Spaces allows you to create custom environments to share with your friends and family.

Soon we will have to celebrate the arrival of Apple Music to Facebook Messenger. In his speech, CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared that he wants the camera in your phone or other smart device to deliver the first mainstream AR platform, putting to rest his initial plan to use glasses.

As he has at almost every public event at which he has appeared lately, Zuckerberg harped on the need to find more common ground among diverse groups and communities. And Facebook should be credited with rolling this out to its most passionate VR users (Rift owners) first, instead of the usual tactic of prioritizing the cheaper, mobile-focused Samsung Gear VR when it comes to new VR software. You can also choose a photo of yours and make an avatar out of it. Place the orb in the center of the blue table you're gathered around, and everyone is transported into the experience. You turn up Spotify at your virtual hangout. Anything you draw is transformed into an interactive object, so you can illustrate a hat you can then wear on your head or a sword you can pick up and swing. You can drawn, watch 360 degree videos, share photos and take selfies. Booth says this is a way to relive memories with others. More recently, Facebook has shown further development than simply creating avatars in social VR. Within that space, you exist as an avatar that can feign surprise, laugh, frown, and express confusion. Facebook also announces that you will be able to interact with video calls through Facebook Messenger within this "fictional world". AI now analyses your photos and suggests avatars that are a better likeness of you. Although it's still being tested, one thing is certain: Anyone who wants to use the new feature will definitely have to invest in a pair of virtual reality goggles, specifically, an Oculus Rift Headset. It does the same for quirky facial cues like a coy eyebrow raise. The social VR from Facebook. For the past few years, quite a lot of social VR apps have been popping up to address this issue.

Social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, are useful tools for people to keep in touch with others, whether friends, acquaintances, or complete strangers, no matter the physical distance between them. Think of these as VR emoji.