Zuckerberg’s company is always coming up with new features that will keep its users happy and interested. After a week from the announcement of the new racially diverse emojis, the social network has implemented a new 360-degree view for wide pictures. Soon enough, your panorama photos will be better featured on Facebook, your friends being able to admire the beauty of your vacation pics with just a tilt of the screen.
According to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account, the new 360 Photos feature is “similar to 360 videos – you can tilt your phone and feel like you’re actually there. You can also check them out in virtual reality for a fully immersive experience.”
The only difference between the new option and the 360 videos is the fact that you can take the pictures with your phone. All you need is a camera app that allows you to take 360-degree photos or a phone with a landscape camera option. After uploading it to Facebook, the social platform will “take care of the rest.”
Any panorama shot taken with a camera that allows it, like the Samsung Galaxy or the iPhone, or a photograph that was made with a Ricoh Theta camera will do the trick. After the user uploads it, Facebook will automatically detect it and convert it into special 360-degree photo.
People who are browsing Facebook on their smartphones will then see a compass icon on the landscape pictures posted by their friends. In order to fully experience the 360-degree view, they will have to click on the post and then tilt their phones left and right. The picture will automatically shift and show the viewer the complete panorama.
For those who don’t like having the tilting option enabled on their phone, Facebook also implemented a tap-and-drag option. Moreover, you can experience the memories shared by your friends, or relive your own by hitting the “View in VR” button that is featured in the top left corner. Then put your phone in the special headset and move your head around in order to be a part of the experience.
The service will go online today, the 10th of June 2016 and celebrities and other companies are lining up to use the feature.
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