Facebook now lets you turn your regular photos into 3D

Isaac Cain
October 14, 2018

Facebook has begun rolling out a new photo feature which makes certain immages appear 3D, complete with depth of field, when they appear on the social network. Facebook just started to roll out 3D photos to everyone, allowing users to "bring scenes to life with depth and movement", the ability to upload one will be available for everyone in the coming weeks.

You will need a dual-camera phone or a smartphone with "Portrait Mode" for 3D photos.

In the list of functions in which there are activities, stickers, GIF, check-in (and more) from today you will find the item 3D Photo.

After you take the photo, share it on Facebook as a 3D photo.

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Facebook briefly and vaguely announced their intent to roll out a 3D and VR photo option this past May, but users were left nearly completely in the dark.

The company clarified in a statement that this feature will only be available in portrait mode for compatible iPhone models. However, Facebook has now taken another huge step forward with 3D photos. For iPhone users, the feature is available starting today but the rollout is incremental so it might be a while before you actually see the feature in your Facebook App. Hence, all these devices can easily view and create the 3D photos.

So, all the dual-camera setup smartphones apart from the iPhones will have to wait for this feature to be rolled-out for their devices. Though they have named it 3D effect still pictures won't be totally 3D but surely it will have the depth that will give you a different view from different angles. Once it's live, you'll see it in the standard post options. It is because distinct colours will make the layers separate better, and transparent or shiny objects like glass or plastic can throw off the AI.

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