Facebook’s 360-degree video debuts in Nigeria

Facebook’s 360-degree video, a ‎tool to bring immersive stories from the continent to the world, made its debut in Nigeria on Naij.com, a Nigeria-based online news platform.

Naij.com ‎deployed the 360 video technology in its coverage of the protest by students in Lagos against the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over perceived irregularities in the examination and result.

Naij.com is one of Facebook’s Instant Article partners on the continent.


Rolled out in 2015, the innovative technology allows users to choose what angle they want to see a video from while it plays on Facebook.

Users are able to hold up their devices and the 360 video will follow as they turn, look around, to enjoy a unique visual experience.

‎With 360-degree videos, Facebook continues to drive its mission to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected, connecting over 1.04 billion daily active users worldwide and 7.2 million daily visitors from Nigeria.

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