Social Networking giant Facebook has started enabled the ability to upload 360 degree photos to their accounts and to share them with others.
According to a statement released by Facebook, all you need is to take a panorama with your phone or capture a 360-degree photo using a 360 photo app or 360 camera.
When done, post it on Facebook as you would a normal photo. From there, Facebook convert it to an immersive 360 photo that people can explore, similar to how people experience 360 videos on Facebook.
360 photos are easy to identify in News Feed: just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Explore a 360 photo on mobile by tapping and dragging the photo or by moving your phone, and on the web by clicking and dragging.
If you own Samsung’s Gear VR headset, you will be able to view Facebook 360 degree photos in a virtual reality environment.