You’ve most likely come across an interactive photo whilst browsing your Facebook feed. Such photos instruct you to hold your phone up and move it around to view different parts of the photo.

With this, users can view a scene from all angles – top, down, front and back. Good news is you don’t need a special camera or even a 360-degree photo app in order to upload your own interactive picture.

According to Facebook, anything newer than an iPhone 4S, iPad Mini 2 or either iPad Air and iPad Pro model will work. Facebook doesn’t list a series of Android devices (let’s be honest, that list would be far too long), but does specifically state using a Galaxy device newer than Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 3 will work.

Owners of a non-Samsung Android device can use the Google Camera app.

Here’s a quick guide on how to post a 360 photo on Facebook:

  • Tap on the What’s on your mind? box at the top of the News Feed section or on your Timeline
  • Select the Photo/Video option and choose a photo
  • Share it with your desired audience
  • Tilt and move your phone or drag your finger to view the photo
  • You can also tap on the photo to view it in full screen

Extra Tips

You need to use the camera app on your device to take a panorama photo. That’s it. You probably have a couple in your camera roll right now, just waiting to be uploaded and shared with the Facebook world.

Or you can go one step further and use the Google Street View (Android | iOS) app to take a true 360-degree photo sphere and upload it.

360-degree photos are different from the 360-videos posted on Facebook. Such videos are created using a special set of cameras to capture a scene in its entirety.

Credit: C|Net, Gadgets Now