Facebook is rolling out 3D Photos on both VR and Facebook

Donna Miller
October 12, 2018

Your feed is about to get all weird, as Facebook rolls out a "3D photo" feature that adds depth (and movement) to photos. You'll get the best results if your main subject is three or four feet away, and to really make it pop, try to capture scenes with multiple layers of depth, including something in the foreground and something in the background-like a shot of your family standing in a field of flowers.

In addition, the images can be viewed in VR using the Oculus Browser on Oculus Go or Firefox on Oculus Rift. The feature should be available to everyone "in the coming weeks".

Facebook provides instructions on using the feature, as well as suggestions on getting the best results.

What is a Facebook 3D Photo?

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The AI-powered feature, which lets users post 3D photos to their news feed and VR headsets, uses the portrait mode of the iPhone and other smartphones with a dual camera setup on the back. In the meantime, you can head to Facebook's blog to take a look at some tips to click 3D Photos like a pro.

How to view a Facebook 3D Photo?

To view a 3D photo from a phone, all you need is to scroll or tilt your device to change the perspective.

Facebook has launched 3D photos, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to add a 3D effect to images. Once Currently, the platform supports Portrait Mode photos from the iPhone 7 and up. And no, your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or LG V35 ThinQ will not work either, despite also offering dual cameras. Of course, since this is done through a ton of software trickery, the results are not always flawless and you don't actually get a 3D model of what you're viewing.

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