You Can Now Post 360-degree Photos on Facebook

Yesterday, Facebook introduced the option for users to post 360-degree photos on the social network.

Facebook introduced the option to post photos more than a ten years ago, and it’s said that hundreds of millions of photos are now shared on the network each day.

In order to share a 360-degree photo on Facebook, the social network instructs users to simply take a panorama with a phone or capture a 360-degree photo using a 360 photo app or 360 camera, and post it as a normal photo.

grand-canyon-full-screen-panoramaFrom there, Facebook will convert it to an immersive 360 photo that viewers can explore.

Friends can view 360-degree photos in a news feed using a few easy steps.

To spot a panoramic photo on Facebook, look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo.

To explore a 360 photo on mobile, tap and drag the photo or move your phone to look through the entire image.

On the web, by click and drag through a photo, to explore.

Facebook says that beyond the news feed, users will also be able to explore Facebook 360 photos in virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

While using a supported Samsung device, users can simply click View in VR in the top left corner of the video, place the phone in the Gear VR, and experience the photo in an immersive VR environment.

To learn more about 360 photos, visit the Facebook 360 site or join the Facebook 360 Community group to be a part of the daily 360 and VR conversation.

Users can also learn more in Facebook’s Help Center.

 

 

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