Facebook 360 panoramic photo upload is going to make you fall in love with it once more

Posting photos on Facebook are nothing new and has quickly become one of the most important features for people to share their milestones with their Facebook friends.

Until recently, the social media giant launched a game changer that will forever change the way you normally view photos.

On 9 June 2016, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg officially introduced the all-new Facebook 360 photo feature. This is a whole new way of sharing those jaw-dropping moments that allows your Facebook friends to actually feel like they are experiencing that particular moment with you.

Before you grab your phones to try it out, let us explain to you what exactly is this new addition to the Facebook we all know and love.

Image: YouTube (The Verge)
Image: YouTube (The Verge)

360 photos is exactly like its name. You get to view photos just like a panorama, in all its 360-degree glory.

Except that this differs from a normal panorama photo, you can actually see everything on all sides, from top to bottom. You can choose to drag the photo or tilt your screen around to view everything on your smartphone screen.

For those using computers, just click and drag the image around to view the whole photo. Sounds familiar? This is because it is similar to the existing 360 videos which allow you to do the same.

If you feel that this is not cool enough, try out this feature with some virtual reality goggles for a totally absorbing experience.

By now you would have noticed your friends posting and sharing some photos that can be tilted and dragged around which may or may not have a little surprise just around the corner.

You can differentiate normal photos and 360 photos by the little compass icon on the photo itself, at the top right-hand side of the photo.

So, how exactly do you capture a 360 photo for Facebook? All you need is a phone that can shoot panorama photos or just download an app that lets you take panoramic photos. Choose a breathtaking scene, point, shoot and upload it to Facebook. You can then share your beautiful 360 photo with your Facebook friends.

Facebook will then automatically convert your panoramas into a 360 photo. This new addition manages to make mediocre photos into something special. Are you ready to be creative? Post your 360 photos when you are ready and wait for those likes to start pouring in.

This article was first published on goodyfeed.com