Facebook is coming with a new feature which is the 3D photo that will add depth to your iPhone portrait mode shots in the News Feed. Facebook first announced this feature at F8 event in May, Now all the users starting to see 3D photos in their feeds starting today.
The feature is easy to use, you just have to tap on the new 3D option present in the status update composer, then select a portrait mode photo. Users on the PC, mobile News Feed or in VR through Oculus Go’s browser can also tap and move their head in order to see photo’s depth. One thing to be mentioned here, the feature can be operated by iPhone having a dual camera lens or other flagship phones with the same dual lens.
The company wants to keep the social media app interesting like starting with text, photos then gradually expanding the platform into the live broadcasts, videos and now introduce a 3D feature. This new technology basically draws the depth maps created by the Dual camera phone then add some custom software which makes it a more realistic image.
To create the best 3D photo Facebook suggest you keep your subject at least three to four feet away from the lens and have things stable in the background. Distinct color will make transparent and better separate layers which gives a good 3D effect to the picture.
It might be possible the idea of Social media giant behind the 3D feature is to meet the demand of VR content. For now, the feature is only limited to iPhone with dual cameras but Facebook has said they will be adding support for more devices in the coming time.