Facebook launched its social virtual reality experience dubbed Spaces earlier this year. Given that it owns Oculus, it wasn’t surprising to see that Spaces was launched as an Oculus Rift-exclusive. The company today confirmed that it has added cross-platform functionality to Spaces. What this means is that HTC Vive owners can finally access Spaces and hang out with their friends who own a Rift in a virtual reality environment.

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Facebook says all Spaces features that were present on the Rift will be available to Vive users as well. They can create their own avatars, view Facebook photos and 360 degree videos, draw with markers, play games, make Messenger video calls, go Live, and more.

Since Spaces is now cross-platform, Oculus Rift users can now hang out with their friends who own a HTC Vive in a virtual reality environment and vice versa.

The company also says that while this is the first time that it has expanded Spaces to a new platform, this is only the start. It’s working to bring Facebook Spaces to more virtual reality platforms and devices in the future. This means that Spaces will eventually land on headsets from companies like Google and Microsoft in due time.

HTC Vive owners can visit this link to download Spaces on their headset right away.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Facebook, HTC Vive and Virtual Reality (VR). Source: oculus

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