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Check out Facebook's cool new video trick

Check out Facebook's cool new video trick
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Facebook is getting into video in a big way. Some of the changes are really annoying, but some of them are cool. You can go ahead and file this under "cool." As of today, you'll probably start seeing these pop up in your feed.

And we think you're going to absolutely love it.

Facebook is launching the 360 video this week which is a new, immersive way to experience and upload videos online.

360 video means that the videographers captures the complete scene and you can pick the angle in which you want to view the video. Front, back, side to side, every angle is covered in this video style.

Drag your cursor if you're on your desktop or move your finger on your mobile gadget's screen to change the aspect you wish to watch the Facebook video. If you're viewing the video on your smartphone or tablet, you can hold up the device and move, turn and tilt and the video's interface will follow.

"You’ll be able to hold up your phone and the 360 video will follow you as you turn, looking around, to experience things from all over the world like never before," said Maher Saba, Engineering Director of Videos for Facebook.

To kick of the 360 launch with a bang, Facebook partnered with Disney to create a magnificent video that gives you a complete tour of  planet Jakku from the new Star Wars series. You'll be able to zip around on Rey's speeder and observe every nook and cranny on the dusty, dry planet.

If this sound like something you're interested in and want to view the Facebook 360 video tour of Jakku, click here. Remember to use your cursor to click and drag the view into different angles.

Once you give 360 video a whirl, stop back here and let us know what you thought by leaving a note in the comments section below.

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