Facebook now supports 360-degree photos

2016-05-12 08:02:33 by Joe Placke
Facebook says that it will allow users to view and upload 360-degree photos in their News Feed. Users can easily change the view of the video by performing simple tasks like dragging their finger or holding their device at a different angle.

Facebook today announced that it will let users view and upload  360-degree photos on mobile and web. Just like 360-degree videos, you will be able to explore your surroundings by dragging your finger or cursor around the screen. Besides, you can hold your device at a different angle to explore the environment.

According to PhoneDog, you will be able to view 360-degree photos using Samsung's Gear VR headsets. Samsung says that more than 250 apps are specifically designed for the Samsung Gear VR platform.


Back in February 2016, Oculus VR team announced that it would partner with Samsung to bring virtual reality technology to millions of users in the world in 2016. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer, Samsung, last week, unveiled its new Gear 360 camera that lets users easily upload their personal 360-degree videos to Gear VR. Besides, users can capture beautiful moments from different angles and share them on Facebook.

Video has been Facebook's main focus for several months. Last year, the social network launched “Live” Streaming Video feature. Besides, Facebook users are now able to produce Live videos in News Feed.