For those who like to take 360-degree photos to share with your friends and family on Facebook, you no longer need a separate device or a different app to do so. Facebook is rolling out an update, allowing users to capture 360-degree photos right from the main Facebook app.
The update will roll out starting today globally to Facebook on iOS and Android. Once you receive it, when you update your status on the social network, just scroll down and select ”360 Photo” option. Press the blue button and follow the path until you’ve taken a complete a full spherical image. Facebook will then let you choose the photo’s starting point.
Like any regular photo you share on the platform, you can post the 360-degree photo to your Timeline or add it to one of your albums. You can also zoom in and tag your friends. The most interesting change is the ability to use the 360 photo as your Cover Photo on your Facebook profile.
The update starts rolling out today and is only available for 360-degree photos. If you would like to capture 360-degree videos, you’ll need a 360 camera like the Samsung Gear 360, Insta360 Pro, and such.
(Source: The Verge)