Facebook is now allowing the many users of its social networking service to upload 360 degree photos to their accounts and to share them with others.
Simply take a panorama with your phone or capture a 360-degree photo using a 360 photo app or 360 camera, and then post it on Facebook as you would a normal photo. From there, we'll convert it to an immersive 360 photo that people can explore, similar to how people experience 360 videos on Facebook. 360 photos are easy to identify in News Feed: just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Explore a 360 photo on mobile by tapping and dragging the photo or by moving your phone, and on the web by clicking and dragging.
Owners of Samsung's Gear VR headset will be able to view Facebook 360 degree photos in a virtual reality environment.
While using a supported Samsung device, simply click View in VR in the top left corner of the video, place the phone in the Gear VR, and experience the photo in an immersive VR environment.