11.10.2016

How To Take And Post a 360-degree Photo on Facebook




Earlier this year, Facebook launched a feature allowing users to upload photos with a 360-degree view. With this, users can view a scene from all angles - top, down, front and back. A 360-degree photo can either be taken using a special 360 camera or by simply taking a panorama on your iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Apps such as Street View and Google Camera can also be used to do the same on your android device.


While all of us may have come across a 360-degree photo at some point or the other, not all of us have tried posting one. If you've taken the photo using any of the above mentioned tools, the process would be the same as uploading a regular photo. Here's a quick guide on how to post a 360 photo on Facebook:

On the web:

  •  Click the Photo/Video tab at the top of the News Feed section or on your Timeline
  •  Select a photo
  •  Share it with your desired audience
  •  Click and drag to view the photo


On your SmartPhone:

  •  Tap on the What's on your mind? box at the top of the News Feed section or on your Timeline
  •  Select the Photo/Video option and choose a photo
  •  Share it with your desired audience
  •  Tilt and move your phone or drag your finger to view the photo
  •  You can also tap on the photo to view it in full screen


As of now, Facebook allows you to post only one 360-degree photo at a time and it's not applicable to profile pictures. It is different from the 360-videos posted on Facebook. Such videos are created using a special set of cameras to capture a scene in its entirety.

If you have any question or inquiry, drop them in the comments below.





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