Facebook adds in-app support for capturing 360-degree photos

While Facebook has gone full swing into immersive technology enhanced media support, now the social tech company has added in-app support for capturing 360-degree photos, which users can also use as Cover Photos.

Facebook has also made it possible to use 360-degree images from any other source as Cover Photos.

The 360-degree photos is coming to the app on iOS and Android, which is perhaps the first update ever for Cover Photos, and includes the ability to zoom. It can serve as normal picture upload on Facebook, which users can share in albums alongside other standard images, or add to groups, and also post to their Timeline.

To take 360 images in Facebook, simply open the Facebook app and click the ‘360 Photo’ option from the top of the News Feed, press the blue button and follow to the end until you’ve taken a complete panoramic view. Then select your preferred ‘starting view’ within the photo.

The feature uses the Facebook camera with computer vision and machine learning to automatically blend the photos when you rotate your phone to capture it in panorama-style.
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