Here we explain how you can create 360 degree photos and how to post 360 degree photos on Facebook. A 360 photo allows you to see the photo from every angle including above, below, behind and next to you. When taking a 360 degree photo, the field of view will automatically be set to the middle of the photo. Before, at the same time as browsing your Facebook feed you’ve certainly come across an interactive photo. Such photos instruct you to hold your phone up and move it around to view different parts of the photo.
It’s a 360-degree photo fun like the so-called. And you make it fancy, or expensive equipment required making one’s faith. The truth is, though, you have a special 360-degree camera or even a photo app to upload images to your interactive needs.
There is a list of cameras Facebook officially supports. You can create a 360 photo by using specific devices, apps, or software.
Every one of these cameras can capture your entire environment in a single shot, but come at a vertical cost in most cases.
Your phone is the better choice for 360-degree photos in Facebook
Chances are you own a phone or tablet that will work with the new Facebook feature. According to Facebook, anything newer than an iPhone 4S, IPad Mini 2 or either iPad Air or iPad Pro model will work. Facebook doesn’t list a series of Android devices, but does specifically state using a Galaxy device newer than Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 3 will work.
For this you need to use the camera app on your device to take a panorama photo. That’s it. You might be a couple in your camera roll right now, just waiting to be uploaded and shared with the Facebook world.
Or you can go one step additional and use the Google Street View (Android |iOS) app to take a true 360-degree photo sphere and upload it.
One thing to keep in mind is when taking a panorama to upload. Facebook conditions this features will only work with photos that are 100 degrees or bigger. Unluckily there’s no easy way to see just how big a photo is. So if you don’t want to capture the full landscape, you’ll need to do some trial-and-error to get a better idea of the correct size.
How to upload 360-degree photos
Uploading a panorama photo to Facebook is done using the same method to upload all your other photos:
Open Facebook > tap Photo > and choose a picture, post. Also, you can’t upload more than one panorama photo at a time.
If, after uploading the photo, you want to change the starting view, you can do so by editing the photo on a computer. Click on the wireframe circle icon, then the paintbrush. Drag the photo to where you want the starting view to be, then click save.
You can also revert a 360-degree photo back to a panorama photo if you’d prefer. Again, click on the wireframe followed by the paintbrush, then unchecked the box next to Display this as a 360 photos and click Save. If you run into any issues, Facebook has a support page for 360-degree photos.