Facebook announced that it has started accepting facebook 360 degree photo uploads. Panoramic photographs taken with your iOS device can now be uploaded to Facebook through the updated mobile app and are viewable in the web interface and on Facebook for iOS and Android.
Panoramic photos in your News Feed are marked with the compass icon. You can move your iOS device to pan around and even experience them in virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR.
Panoramic photos, now on Facebook
Having introduced photos on Facebook more than a decade ago, “Today, we’re improving photos on Facebook so that people can share more immersive views of their world,” said the social networking firm.
A 360 photo allows you to see the photo from every angle including above, below, behind and next to you. When taking a 360 photo, the field of view will automatically be set to the middle of the photo.
Apple fans can take panoramic images that can be posted on Facebook using any iPhone from the iPhone 4s onward, in addition to the iPad mini 2 or newer, iPad Air and iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.