Earlier this year at its developer conference F8, Facebook showed off a new feature named 3D photos. With the help of this, a user could take a normal 2D picture and turn it into a 3D photo to make a Facebook post more lively.
However, to take advantage of this feature, one needs to take a portrait mode shot from the smartphone. After being shared on Facebook, the users can view this 3D photo in desktop or mobile News Feed; one can also view it in Firefox on Oculus Rift and Oculus Go’s browser.
As per the official post from the social network, 3D Photos use depth map stored in portrait mode shots taken from iPhone 7+, 8+, X or XS; more phones are also expected to gain support in near future.
The post also recommends you to keep main subject 3 or 4 feet away to make it “pop.” One should also aim for contrasting colors and objects with solid edges while creating the frame.
While all the Facebook users will be able to experience 3D photos in the News Feed from today, the ability to create one will roll out to everyone in the upcoming weeks.
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