If Mozilla hadn’t already made a strong case for its web-based social VR platform, Hubs, to become one of the best places to meet up in a headset, this latest update certainly helps.
Hubs, which launched in beta back in April, now has video, image and 3D model sharing. True, many social VR platforms boast these features, but in Hubs all you need to do is copy and paste the URL of the media you want to share and it will appear in the virtual space, just like on the wider web.
If you want to share a YouTube video, for example, it will appear as a virtual window inside the 3D world, and anyone in your room can watch it. Impressiely, you can do the same with 3D models from Sketchfab or Google’s Poly to seamlessly import creations into the space for others to inspect.
Elsewhere, Hubs is also adding support for documents and files saved on your PC, so you could share a piece of work together, for example. Only the people in your room will be able to see this and Mozilla says it will delete the files once you’re out of the space.
This is the first full feature update for Hubs, but Mozilla says more is coming.