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Facebook Now Lets You Take 360 Photos From Within App

You can also use them as cover photos. The feature is rolling out worldwide.

Being able to publish 360° photos on Facebook has been a great way to share your immersive view of the world. Whether from the beaches of Belize or front row at Coachella, you could place your friends at the center of your experience. The only problem is that you’ve always needed a third-party 360° camera to capture those FOMO inducing spherical photos.

Now Facebook is making capturing 360° photos just a couple taps away on your mobile phone.

Facebook’s iOS and Android apps can now capture 360° photos. All you have to do is launch the app and look for the ‘360 Photo’ icon within the drop-down menu within the ‘What’s on your mind’ box, press the blue button and follow the path until a complete panorama has been captured. Your panorama will stitch together within seconds and you’re ready to share the photo to your Timeline. When the panorama or in this case 360° photo is finished stitching together, you can even set the “starting point” for the photo and publish it.

Every photo taken with the Facebook app will be saved to your Camera Roll.

Facebook has also added additional features to your 360° photos, letting you zoom in on them and tag your friends as well as the ability to set the 360° photo as your cover photo.

If you’re looking to create more engaging 360° photos, you can use one of Facebook’s Photoshop templates to help step up your game

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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