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François Beaufort, a previous Google Chrome leaker is now officially working for the company. Beaufort has revealed back on June 15, 2016 that the developers that are working on the Google Chrome are now preparing to bring the VR to the web.

The past leaker said that they are working on a WebVR support for Chromium and launched a  VR view in order to help the web developers embed VR content in their web pages.



WebVR is an open source “experimental Javascript” API that is supported by Google which provides al the tools that a web developer need to bring more functionality to web pages. These tools enable virtual reality support for such web pages, which can then be viewed on VR devices and platforms including: HTC Vive, Samsung VR and Oculus Rift.

The WebVR has been previously quite limited, as the web developers had to actually include all the necessary lines of codes on their web pages in order to enable VR mode. Well, this is when the VR View kicks in and it is forcing a non-VR web page to enter virtual reality mode.

The WebVR is currently supported by Google Chrome Beta, while the VR View is only available on Google Chrome Dev. If you want to test these two tools, you can download and install them directly from the Google Play Store.

However, keep in mind that you will need to enable them by heading to “chrome://flags” on the URL bar, where a few tools can be tested out. Unfortunately, since these features are still under development, there are high chances that they will not function as they should, but be patient and let the experts perfect them.

What are your thoughts about the VR Mode for Chrome on Android OS? Will you use this feature once it will be available for your device?

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