Watching 360-degree videos alone on your Gear VR is about to get a little less lonely.
Oculus just rolled out the ability for users to see and leave Facebook s five emoji reactions on 360 Videos within Gear VR s video app.
While Reactions started as a risky attempt at tampering with Facebook s iconic Like button, they ve become a popular way to convey emotion and make social networking just a little more human.
This is why reactions will be especially helpful in VR – the platform can be lonely because you re the only person seeing content.
Plus, since no one is going to be typing inside VR, reactions will let people convey complex emotions without breaking the momentum of an experience.
The company has always said that VR and Oculus are important parts of its product roadmap, meaning we could see even more future integrations between Facebook s Oculus platform and Facebook s good old social networking platform.