As we near the end of 2015, Facebook has released its most popular 360 videos of the year with content from a wide range of publishers, including GoPro, BuzzFeed, USA Today and even CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the ten most popular 360 videos shared on Facebook over the past few months,” says Facebook on its media blog, “These videos have enabled us to explore stunning new places and experiences — from flying wing-to-wing with the Blue Angels courtesy of USA TODAY to surfing some of the biggest waves in Tahiti with GoPro.”
Released in September, Facebook’s 360 videos allow viewers to change the angle of the video they are viewing, exploring a scene from different perspectives.
Of the video creators behind Facebook’s most popular 360 videos this year, Star Wars and GoPro — the only traditional brand to make the list — were among the initial publishers to take advantage of the immersive videos when they first launched.
Facebook’s Most Popular 360 Videos in 2015
ABC News 360 View Inside North Korea
Apple Daily 360 Video of Taiwan
BuzzFeed’s 360 Video of California’s Valley Fire
GoPro Spherical: Tahiti Surf VR
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Campus Time Lapse Video
New Orleans Saints Pre-Season Entrance
Real Madrid 360 Video of Training Pitch before El Clásico
RYOT Compilation 360 Video
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience
USA Today’s Exclusive Ride with Blue Angels
To determine the most popular videos, Facebook said it based its count on a combination of stats, including views, likes, comments and clicks.
The social media site noted that its list of most popular 360 videos are not ranked, but instead, they are listed in alphabetical order.