Facebook's iOS app is today being updated with a new feature that will let users take 360-degree photos using the camera function directly within the Facebook app, reports TechCrunch.

Facebook has supported 360-degree images for some time, but it previously required users to take a panoramic photo with their smartphone or use a separate app.

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Now users can open the camera, choose the 360 Photo option, and then follow the on-screen instructions to create a panoramic image in the Facebook app.

360-degree photos can be set as Cover Photos, and support tagging friends and zooming. The new 360-degree photo functionality is rolling out to iOS and Android users starting today.

Top Rated Comments

yanki01 Avatar
87 months ago
remember when facebook was cool?
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LordQ Avatar
87 months ago
Just 2 billion monthly active ones in June. Every fourth human in the world.
George Orwell's worst nightmare.
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deadoctopi Avatar
87 months ago
360 is also the number of times it compresses your photo before posting it, interestingly enough.
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H3LL5P4WN Avatar
87 months ago
Still doesn't let you set chronological timeline as default, still uses proprietary browser that doesn't allow content filtering, and still is a bloated resource hog.

:D
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bradkrischel Avatar
87 months ago
Just in time for the eclipse!
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LordQ Avatar
87 months ago
People still like to be sold by Facebook?
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