How to Upload a 3D Photo on Facebook
March 1, 2020
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Facebook has actually started supporting 3D Photos back 2018, where it takes depth information from Portrait shots and incorporates them in your News Feed. The result is a trippy image that will make you look twice when you scroll past it.

The problem is that since it uses depth information from Portrait shots, that means that 3D photos are only supported on smartphones with more than one camera. But that is about to change because Facebook is utilizing machine learning technology to map out depth information on photos so it can properly create a 3D image.

Facebook provided this sample where it can map out an image without depth information to properly convert it to a 3D photo.

Facebook says that single-camera phones like the iPhone and above along with the earlier Pixel smartphones will be able to take advantage of the new 3D photo upload function soon.

Here are the steps to upload a 3D image on Facebook:

Open the Facebook app and select Photo

 

You will then be taken to your Camera Roll where you can choose a photo to upload. 3D-compatible images are usually marked with a ‘3D’. But as Facebook’s new update rolls out you will be able to upload any type of photo.

 

After selecting the image, you can tap the ‘Make 3D’ option on top of the image.

Facebook will then convert the image into a 3D image, which you can then post right after.

At the moment, I can only upload Portrait images into 3D so it might take Facebook a few weeks to roll out the feature to everyone. 

Let us know in the comments if you have managed to upload a 3D photo on Facebook!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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