While virtual reality is becoming popular, as of now, flying through space or other similar endeavors are major uses of VR. And now, you can use Google Chrome to browse entire web through virtual reality.
The latest announcement comes via Google’s François Beaufort who revealed that the first VR features are available for users of Chrome 61. In order to browse the web in VR, you will need to load any webpage in Google Chrome or Daydream headset. Following this, you will be able to explore internet in virtual reality.
The latest features come after Chrome added WebVR technology to Chrome earlier this year. Although at the time the usage of VR was limited, you can browse entire web even though the specific page might not contain any virtual reality related contents. Talking about the latest feature, Beaufort said, “So far this allows users to view and interact with any website in VR, follow links between pages, and move between 2D and immersive viewing for sites that support WebVR,”
Following the inclusions of the latest feature, Google is joining others to bring VR web experiences. Recently Firefox added the technology which is compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. With Google’s October 4th event is just a few days away, we just have to wait few more days in case the company is brining any other major VR based features.
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