Facebook has begun rolling out 3D photos in the News Feed and also viewable with virtual reality headsets; while the 3D photos will help to bring scenes to life by the facets of depth and movement in the still images.
The company first announced their intent to bring 3D to the News Feed and VR photo option in May, but the feature was finally launched at the Facebook 360 event, with the technology touted as running on the depth map data stored in Portrait mode photos taken with the iPhone 7+, 8+, X and the newer versions.
A photo taken using the Portrait mode on a compatible iPhone can be shared with the 3D photo on Facebook to allow viewers to pan and tilt while scrolling, akin to looking through a window.
The “3D photo” option has arrived for most users and will appear right within the list of post options for people using compatible iPhone when they want to make an update. And perhaps, the rest of us on Android will have to wait for a later release.
Albeit, it is quite less advanced as the 3D reconstructions teased by Facebook back in May, and there’s still no word out if or when we’ll see the actual availability of the full feature on Facebook.