360-degree videos are very cool. There’s no director or camera man dictating what you want to see: you control the angles. But sometimes, people just want to sit back and enjoy the ride without having to frantically change viewing angles to make sure they aren’t missing something cool.
Enter Facebook’s solution: guided tours. Those who publish 360-degree videos can go back in after the upload is done to set “waypoints,” of sorts. Once you reach that point in the vide, the camera will automatically swivel to that waypoint so you won’t have to peck or spin frantically as you try and figure out what’s going on.
Of course, self-discovery is half the fun for some folks, so you can always turn the feature off if you don’t want it. For now, only select pages will have the ability to use this feature, but Facebook suggests they’ll be flying in starting today so stay on the lookout for its arrival.