With video becoming increasingly popular on Facebook, the social networking giant has made a series of technology updates involving 360-degree video, VR (virtual reality), and streaming video.

The improvements, announced at the Video@Scale conference Thursday at Facebook offices in Menlo Park, Calif., are being made to Facebook itself, but anyone can access the 360 transformation code on GitHub.

Managing the growth of video and scaling required retooling across the stack, ranging from new infrastructure to handle bigger loads to encoding techniques for better streaming to machine learning to better understand video content, Facebook said.

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