You can now post 3D photos on Facebook

3d photos on facebook

But…at the moment to post 3D photos on Facebook you have to use portrait images taken on dual-lens smartphones.

Facebook has begun rolling out a new photo feature which makes certain images appear 3D, complete with depth of field, when they appear on the social network.

The effect takes advantage of Portrait mode photos. But they do have to be taken with dual-lens camera systems. These can blur the background behind a subject to create a depth of field effect.

3D Photos Now Rolling out on Facebook and in VR

Today we’re starting to roll out 3D photos in both News Feed and VR. 3D photos bring scenes to life with depth and movement. Simply take a photo in Portrait mode using your compatible dual-lens smartphone, then share as a 3D photo on Facebook where you can scroll, pan and tilt to see the photo in realistic 3D.Everyone will be able to see 3D photos in News Feed and VR today, and the ability to create and post 3D photos starts rolling out today to some users, and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2Pu0Bsr

Posted by Facebook 360 on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Facebook is now able to take these pictures and let them be shared as 3D photos. Users are able to scroll, pan and tilt to see the image from different angles. Just as if you’re looking through a window.

For now, only users with an iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X or XS can use the feature, but it will be rolled out more widely in the weeks to come, Facebook said.

The images can be viewed by any Facebook user on smartphone and desktop, as well as by anyone who happens to be using virtual reality – such as through the Oculus Browser on the Oculus Go headset.

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