A little over the year, Facebook added the ability to upload and view 360-degree. But now the social media platform is also adding the ability to capture them. Starting today, Facebook’s Android and iOS app will allow users to create 360-degree photos without requiring a third-party app or camera.
The process of capturing a 360-degree photos resembles how you create panoramas in your phone’s camera app, since the phones don’t have 360-degree cameras built in. To create 360-degree photos, here is what you need to do inside the Facebook app:
→ Open the Facebook app and click the ‘360 Photo’ option from the top of your News Feed where you update your status.
→ Press the blue button and follow the path from start to finish until you’ve taken a complete panorama.
→ Select your preferred ‘starting view’ within the photo and share.
For now, the update only applies to 360-degree photos. While the platform supports 360-degree videos, users will still need to shoot those with a 360-degree camera like the Samsung Gear 360 or Insta360.