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.

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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.

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