How to Post 3D Pictures on Facebook

Doris Richards
October 12, 2018

Users would have choices to adjust and experiment with creating multiple layers, contrasting colours and textures in order to create photos in 3D.

Facebook announced today that it has begun rolling out 3D photos. When shared, users who view the 3D photos can move their phone or VR headset around and view the subject independently of the background.

"Today we're starting to roll out 3D photos, a new way to share your memories and moments in time with a fun, lifelike dimension in both News Feed and VR", the company said in a blog post.

However, to take advantage of this feature, one needs to take a portrait mode shot from the smartphone.


What is a Facebook 3D Photo? It uses the depth maps stored in photos taken using Apple's Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X and XS.

Facebook recommends you keep your subject three to four feet away and have things in the foreground and background.

Facebook will show you a preview of what the image will look like that you can check out before you actually share it.

In addition, the images can be viewed in VR using the Oculus Browser on Oculus Go or Firefox on Oculus Rift. On your news feed, you can scroll, pan and tilt to see the photos in 3D. The feature should be available to everyone "in the coming weeks". Now, tap 3D Photo to view the iPhone's gallery section, then choose a photo you have taken using the device's portrait mode, then select a photo, and preview it. With the help of this, a user could take a normal 2D picture and turn it into a 3D photo to make a Facebook post more lively. Of course, since this is done through a ton of software trickery, the results are not always flawless and you don't actually get a 3D model of what you're viewing.

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