Take Facebook’s 360-degree tour of Star Wars’ new desert planet

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Facebook now supports 360 video.
Facebook now supports 360 video.
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Facebook is bringing 360-degree video to news feeds starting today, showcasing the immersive format with a speeder tour of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ desert planet Jaku.

The tech makes viewing 360 videos on mobile devices simpler than ever, allowing users to select a viewing angle just by turning their devices. You can also watch the videos on the web, clicking around to change the camera’s perspective.

Facebook partnered with publishers like Discovery, Saturday Night Live, LeBron James, Vice and GoPro to create a range of videos that show what’s possible in the new format. But the Star Wars clip from Disney and Lucasfilm is probably the hottest of them all.

Check it out: