Facebook Launches 360 Photos Support From iPhone and More

Facebook has announced this morning the ability to share 360-degree photos right to the social network:

For the first time, you can now easily share 360 photos on Facebook. Simply take a panorama with your phone or capture a 360-degree photo using a 360 photo app or 360 camera, and then post it on Facebook as you would a normal photo. From there, we’ll convert it to an immersive 360 photo that people can explore, similar to how people experience 360 videos on Facebook.

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This means you can film a 360-degree panorama from your iPhone, and share it right to Facebook for your friends and followers to check out.

Here are some best practices, according to Facebook:

  • Place your followers in the center of the action, ensuring there’s something to see and experience at every angle.
  • Create a story with your photo that encourages your followers to explore the full 360 degrees.
  • Give your followers behind-the-scenes access; imagine sitting in the Supreme Court or standing on top of One World Trade Center, looking over Manhattan.

Facebook says 360 photos can be viewed starting today via their iOS and Android apps, plus the web, while “over the next few days” they be rolling out the ability to share your own 360 photos.

This is a cool idea and should make for some interesting photos on Facebook. Let us know if you’re going to try it out.

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