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The social media ‘Facebook’ has a new feature, which is called the 3D photo. It adds a layer of depth to your news feed. It is a new way to share your memories and moments in time with a fun, lifelike dimension in both news feed and VR. Also, It captures the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background of a photo, to bring scenes to life with depth and movement.

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The Facebook 3D photo is a new Facebook feature designed to make pictures appear more immersive in your news feed and from your VR headset.

How to Create and share a Facebook 3D photos

With an iPhone

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Iphones with Portrait modes e.g. iPhone 7+, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS iPhone XSMax, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

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  • Click “What’s on your mind?’ at the top of your news feed.
  • Click “Write something…” in a group or page.
  • Click on photo or video
  • Select your portrait mode photo and click on ‘Done’.
  • Click ‘Make 3D’ in the top left of your photo.
  • Click Share or Post.

For iPhone without portrait mode

  • Click “What’s on your mind?” at the top of your news feed.
  • Click on “Write something…” ina group or page
  • Scroll down and click on 3D photo
  • Select the picture you would like to use
  • Click on share or post.

With a computer

  • Save your image in .png or .jpg format
  • Make sure your map has a depth attached to the file name and has the same ratio as the image you are using (e.g myimage_depth.png).
  • Click on photo or video at the top of your news feed
  • select your file, then drag and put your file onto your post (the file is the image and the depth map).
  • when you add the files to your post, the 3D image will be created.
  • Then you click on post.

With an Android Phone

  • Tap on “What’s on your mind?” at the top of the news feed.
  • Tap on “Write something…” in a group or page
  • Scroll down and then click on a 3D photo
  • Choose the photo you would like to use
  • Click on share and post

Conclusion

  • 3D photos cannot be edited
  • Only a single 3D picture can be shared at a time
  • 3d photos can’t be added to an album
  • 3D photos cannot be used in ads or boosted if you are posting a 3D photo from a page.
  • To remove the 3D effect, you can tap on “Remove 3D” in the top left of your photo.
  • You are going to get the best results if your main subject is three or four feet away.
  • Capture scenes with multiple layers of depth.
  • Capture subjects with contrasting colors.
  • You need to capture subjects that have some texture to them, solid edges and are not too shiny.
  • Avoid transparent objects like glass, as the depth sensors can miss those.
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