Facebook now lets you upload 360 degree photos

Now you can share what you had for lunch in 360 degrees

Not long after adding 360 degree video to Facebook, users can now upload 360 degree photos to the service.

In an announcement on its blog, Facebook said that users can upload photos via the following means:

  • Take a panorama with an iOS device or Samsung Galaxy phone
  • Capture a 360-degree photo on your phone using an app like Street View or Google Camera
  • Take a 360-degree photo with a 360 camera, such as the Samsung Gear 360, RICOH THETA S, 360Fly, Giroptic 360 Cam, ALLie Camera or Panono.

The photos will be identified as 360 degree photos on Facebook as they will have a little compass icon next to them on the right hand side. If you have a Samsung Gear VR, you can also view those photos in VR by clicking on the "View in VR" function while wearing the device.

Facebook has even linked to a few 360 photos already available on Facebook, including one by Felicia Day at the Warcraft global premiere.

If you'd like to know more about the feature or see what other users do with the feature, you can check out the official Facebook 360 community site.

[Source: Facebook]