Whether it’s a new shot just taken on your iPhone or an old photo from the album, you can readily convert any 2D image into a Facebook 3D photo and experience a new visual format. To try it out for yourself, follow the instructions given in the post.
How to generate a Facebook 3D Photo
Facebook 3D Photos feature relies on the ‘Portrait mode’ capabilities available only in new, higher-end smartphones like iPhone. It adds movement to timeline photos by leveraging the depth information captured by Apple’s dual-camera iPhones. Here’s how you can create a Facebook 3D photo.
- Open your Facebook account.
- Go to your timeline.
- Tap Create Post.
- Choose photo/video in Portrait or normal mode.
- Click the Effects tab.
- Choose the 3D option from the Effects list at the bottom.
- Wait for the 3d photo facebook animation to complete.
- Share the post to your Timeline.
Once a 3D photo for Facebook is created, you can share it on your News Feed, a group, or a Page.
How do I enable 3D photos on Facebook?
Adding a parallax effect to your photos does not require special gear or special skills. Facebook for iPhone lets you easily convert any static picture into a 3D image by adding depth and movement to it. Here’s how!
Open your Facebook account and go to the News Feed page.
Here, tap ‘What’s on your mind?’ at the top of your News Feed. Tap Write something… in a group or Create a post on a Page.
Choose your Normal or a Portrait Mode photo and tap ‘Done.
You’ll see an Edit and Effects tab in the upper-left corner of your Create a post screen.
Select the 3D tile from the list of Effects at the bottom of the screen.
Wait for the 3D animation to complete. When done, hit the Post button to post the 3D photo on Facebook.
It is important to note that this image cannot be edited. If you attempt to do so using Facebook, your computer, or a third-party app, you may not be able to convert it into a 3D image.
Also, if you’d like to share the same, you won’t be able to add multiple photos to a post as only one 3D photo can be shared at a time. If experiencing trouble posting a 3D photo, try these things.
Currently, the feature works only for photos. Videos pose a noteworthy challenge in creating 3D experiences as each frame depth must be consistent with the next. We hope to see the Facebook AI community making progress in these areas soon.
Hope that makes sense!