With Facebook, 360-degree photos and videos have one of the biggest fans among social media services online. The social media giant has not failed to update the service with different features to encourage its use and popularity among users. Today, Facebook has added support for taking 360-degree photos from within the app.
The new update, which will allow you to zoom and tag friends all within the app, is being rolled out to both the iOS and Android version of the app. Also, you can now use 360-degree images as Cover Photos, TechCrunch reports.
Before this update, a 360-degree photo required you to leave Facebook’s mobile app, open the camera on your phone, shoot the image in panorama mode, and finally reopen Facebook before the image can be updated. This new update now seems to make everything easy and save you a lot of time too.
To give the new setting a shot, here is a step-by-step guide to help you find your way:
- Click the 360-degree Photo option from the top of your News Feed [you can find this where your update status is located] after opening the Facebook app.
- Click the blue button and be sure to follow the part from the beginning to the end until you have completed the panorama.
- Finally, select your preferred starting view within the photo and share.
The Facebook app recently got a makeover with comments now looking very much like a conversation in your everyday chat app, and no longer like the way they used to be. The whole idea behind this new change is to make comments more readable, and to make it easier to identify those replying to your post or who’s replying to another user on the platform.
Facebook’s goal has always been to breathe more life into conversation, and to keep everyone on its platform engaged. The text bubble for example, will make everyone feel like they are having a really conversation in a messaging app.
To make text more readable, Facebook is using a brighter shade of blue as well as increased color contrast. Link previews, according to the report, are now slightly larger, and now consume the entire width of your screen, while the Like, Comment, and Share buttons are now larger.
Still on update, the company announced a fortnight ago that its Marketplace service is being extended to 17 more countries. At launch, the service was only available in markets like the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand on mobile.
Facebook Marketplace is a feature fashioned much like Craigslist and eBay, but a bit friendlier in terms of finding things to buy online. It lets you browse a feed that is relevant to your needs and from people who live nearby, while also allowing you to quickly list your own stuff for sale. It’s even integrated with the Messenger, which lets you arrange a meet-up with a buyer or seller or negotiate price.