On October 11, Facebook rolled out an exciting new post type called Facebook 3D photos. These photos create a dynamic viewing experience for users, allowing them to peak around from the top, bottom and side-to-side. The feature is very similar to the failed Amazon Fire phone’s “Dynamic Perspective”.

Facebook 3D photos capture the distance between the foreground and the background of the subject, bringing the photo to life with depth and movement. From a marketing perspective, it is a fantastic way to stand out in the News Feed, as simply scrolling through the post creates eye-catching movement.

Unfortunately for all the Android users out there, the feature only works with iPhones with dual cameras including:

  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

The photo must also be taken in portrait mode.

Some Android devices do have dual cameras, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and LG V35 ThinQ. But Facebook said support is not yet available for those devices. It will be coming soon, however.

How to Create Facebook 3D Photos

  1. Go to the Facebook 360 page and Like the page
  2. Close the Facebook app and restart it
  3. Tap “What’s on your mind?” to create a new post
  4. Select 3D Photo from the list of options
  5. Choose the photo you’d like to use

Easy-peasy, right? Now get posting!

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