SAN JOSE — Facebook changed the way people communicate, allowing them to quickly share their thoughts, photos and other memories with friends and families through a click of a blue button.
But as the tech firm tries to get 1 billion people into virtual reality, it’s also trying to transform how we socialize online by making it feel like we’re physically next to our loved ones.
The company started testing a way to use Facebook in virtual reality this year. Called Facebook Spaces, it allows users who have a virtual reality headset to explore new places, play games, draw, make calls, film live videos and even take selfies in a virtual world through an avatar.
Users are able to post the memories they make in the virtual world to their Facebook feeds. They can fish, play with…