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Go Live on Facebook From Spaces VR App

Heads up, Oculus Rift owners: Facebook is adding a cool new feature to the Spaces virtual reality app it first launched in beta in April to let you hang out with your friends in an interactive, virtual environment.

Starting today, share live video on Facebook from Spaces to "give people you care about a window into your VR world," Facebook Spaces Head of Product Management Mike Booth wrote in a blog post.

"By going live from Facebook Spaces, you can share a whole new kind of moment with friends and family directly from VR," Booth added. "Whether you're touring exotic locations across the globe in 360, collaborating on a virtual marker masterpiece, or riffing on a viral video, the people who matter most to you can now follow along in real time on Facebook."

When going live from Spaces, you'll have a virtual camera you can position anywhere in the room. Your Facebook friends can watch on Facebook and comment on your broadcast. You'll be able to see their reactions in VR and pull out specific comments so everyone in the space can interact with them. For a look at how this feature works, check out the video below.

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"We're excited to see how people go live from Spaces to interact with friends in new ways — and this is only the beginning, as we'll continue to add new features to the experience," Booth wrote.

Spaces is designed to work with the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers; you can download it now from the Oculus Store.

Meanwhile, if you've been mulling buying a Rift, now would be a good time to take the plunge. Facebook-owned Oculus VR earlier this week slashed the price of its Rift plus Touch bundle to $399 for a limited time. That's a pretty incredible deal considering the bundle, which includes the Rift headset itself plus a pair of hand-tracking Touch controllers, previously cost $798.

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