Using the iPhone’s built-in AI depth-sensor, you can now add a new layer of realism to your Facebook photo uploads.
Facebook’s 3D Photos feature is now officially rolling out across the Facebook News Feed and in Facebook VR.
Excerpts from the Facebook Blog:
“Today we’re starting to roll out 3D photos, a new way to share your memories and moments in time with a fun, lifelike dimension in both News Feed and VR. With technology that captures the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background, 3D photos bring scenes to life with depth and movement.”
Whether it’s a shot of your pet, your friends, or a beautiful spot from your latest vacation, you just take a photo in Portrait mode using your compatible dual-lens smartphone, then share as a 3D photo on Facebook where you can scroll, pan and tilt to see the photo in realistic 3D—like you’re looking through a window. You can also view 3D photos in VR using the Oculus Browser on Oculus Go or Firefox on Oculus Rift. Everyone will be able to see 3D photos in News Feed and VR today, while the ability to create and share 3D photos begins to roll out today and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.
3D photos can help you feel even closer to the people, places and things you share on Facebook and relive your memories in a way that feels more real.”