The system is designed to give greater depth to online conversations taking place in virtual reality

In 2014 Facebook purchased Oculus, an American virtual reality (VR) technology company, with the hope that VR headsets would become as ubiquitous as the social network itself. At the recent Oculus Connect 3 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off the social network’s VR emoji.

The technology works by motion-capturing your face and projecting it onto a VR interface for friends to see. Facebook believes that VR emojis will add greater clarification and understanding to online conversations, ultimately bringing more depth and richness to interactions in a purely virtual environment.

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