Watch Facebook’s CTO take a selfie in virtual reality

At Facebook's developer conference, F8, CTO Mike Schroepfer showed what Facebook could look like in virtual reality, including how to share a VR selfie.

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Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer demos the virtual reality version of Facebook.

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer demos the virtual reality version of Facebook.

When Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014, one of the first things people wondered was what Facebook would look like in virtual reality. On Wednesday, at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, in San Francisco, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer offered a peek at that potential future in an onstage demo.

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Tim Peterson
Tim Peterson, Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, has been covering the digital marketing industry since 2011. He has reported for Advertising Age, Adweek and Direct Marketing News. A born-and-raised Angeleno who graduated from New York University, he currently lives in Los Angeles. He has broken stories on Snapchat's ad plans, Hulu founding CEO Jason Kilar's attempt to take on YouTube and the assemblage of Amazon's ad-tech stack; analyzed YouTube's programming strategy, Facebook's ad-tech ambitions and ad blocking's rise; and documented digital video's biggest annual event VidCon, BuzzFeed's branded video production process and Snapchat Discover's ad load six months after launch. He has also developed tools to monitor brands' early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo's and Google's search designs and examine the NFL's YouTube and Facebook video strategies.

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