According to a new report, support for 360-degree photos will be making its way to Facebook within the next few weeks. Facebook has needed to add support for this feature for some time already, so it would be a welcomed addition. This will make uploading 360 or panoramic images from a phone or 360-degree camera much easier.

Facebook 360

According to SlashGear:

Facebook 360 Photos will arrive in the next few weeks, supporting uploading a 360 or panoramic image from a smartphone or 360-degree camera like Samsung's Gear 360 or Ricoh's Theta S. That content can be viewed by dragging the photo around with a finger or mouse, or - if you're using the Facebook mobile app - by tilting your phone around.

If you have Gear VR, though, you'll be able to load the image and move your head to look around it. Meanwhile, come June there'll be a new way of accessing all this too, with a redesign for Oculus Home on Gear VR. That should make it easier to access recently-played games and experiences, among other things.

With 360-degree video becoming more popular, it is great to see support coming for still images as well. Be sure to keep an eye out for the new features to go live.

Samsung Gear VR



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