Facebook finally lets users capture 360-degree photos and videos through its app

Simply open the Facebook app and click ‘360 Photo’ on top of your News Feed


Tech Desk August 25, 2017
PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Facebook isn’t exactly the go to place for capturing photos but the social media site is credited with having uploaded over 70 million 360-degree photos.

None of these, however, were taken using Facebook’s built-in camera as the site app never gave the option to capture a panoramic image.

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It is also probably why Facebook chose to acquire Instagram, but with its latest updates, the social media giant has finally allowed the option to shoot 360-degree photos and videos from its built-in app and upload instantly to user timelines or albums.



Previously, to capture such an image, users had to open their phone camera app and shoot the image in panorama mode after which they had to separately upload it to Facebook, which Facebook only allowed last year.

That’s not exactly the most gruesome of tasks but it certainly isn’t what you would associate with an otherwise effective Facebook network.

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The new feature also allows you to add a 360-photo as your Cover Photo. Simply open the Facebook app and click ‘360 Photo’ from the top of your News Feed.

Press the blue button, take your panoramic image and simply share to wherever you prefer to share.



 

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