This team will explore how people can connect and share using today's VR technology, as well as long-term possibilites as VR evolves into an increasingly important computing platform.

The team members will work closely with US-based virtual reality technology company Oculus and other teams at Facebook to build the foundation for tomorrow's social VR experiences on all platforms.

"We have already helped people connect in a wide variety of ways on mobile devices - ranging from Facebook and Instagram to Messenger and WhatsApp - and now we want to apply that same approach to the new medium of VR," the social networking giant said in a blog post.'In the future, VR will enable even more types of connection - like the ability for friends who live in different parts of the world to spend time together and feel like they're really there with each other,' it added.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks that 'VR is the next platform.''Pretty soon we're going to live in a world where everyone has the powet to share and experience whole scenes as if you're right there',' said Zuckerberg while speaking at the 'Samsung MWC 2016' event in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday.