First things first...the photo you see at the top of the page will NOT appear to be 3D. You'll need to scroll down a bit to see the photos embedded from my Facebook page in order to experience the full effect. The new Facebook 360 feature is really cool, and I'm addicted.

Facebook recently launched a really cool new 3D photo feature that adds a whole lot more depth to your photos. Before you get started, the first thing you need to know is that in order to create a 3D image, you have to take the photo using the Portrait mode on a dual lens iPhone (7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, or XS Max). Now here's some examples from my phone that I posted on Facebook:

To illustrate Facebook 360, I used a photo of our Chocolate Lab Nikki, along with a shot from our living room, and one I took of the Utica Zoo sign. If you're on a computer, move your mouse around the images to catch the three-dimensional effect. If you're viewing this on your phone, you’ll need to open the post in the Facebook app to see the 3D feature in action.

And...here's how to enable and use the new Facebook 360, so you can create your own 3D images:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone, then go like the Facebook 360 page
  2. Force quit the Facebook app to reboot it
  3. Reopen the Facebook app
  4. Start a new post and scroll down to select the '3D Photo' option
  5. Facebook will open your Portraits folder where you can pick the image to post
  6. Facebook will then create a 3D simulation of your photo
  7. If you're happy with it, hit next, add a caption and share

If you have some Facebook 360 pics, please share 'em with us.