In 2014, 1.23 billion registered monthly active users were on Facebook. Still, Facebook anticipates that by the end of 2016 the number to grow to 1 billion active users, who also possess a camera phone.
Accordingly, Facebook connected the dots and targeted the camera phone sector. Allowing anyone with a smartphone and appropriate supporting app or gadget, to be part of Facebook 360 Photo. With this new feature, Facebook manages to improve user generated content through offering their audience an opportunity to create their own virtual reality.
Facebook’s new feature is a means to create, share and enjoy a virtual reality of the memories that we once captured, in a particular time and space. With Facebook 360 videos, you can now relive unique moments in virtual realities, and experience others’ immersive content.
Credits goes to Facebook, as they provided us with a platform where creating your own personalized virtual reality has been simplified into an easy 3-step process.
- Find a viewpoint worthy of a panoramic photo and place yourself right in the middle of it all. Take a 360 photo using your smartphone
- Upload the photo through the Facebook app and it will automatically recognize that it is a 360 photo, and they can be distinguished by a compass icon
- Check out other inspiring 360 photos on others’ timelines through the interactive viewer, and experience the virtual reality by rotating or moving your phone around
Voila! That’s how it’s done
Check out infographic below provided by ereviews.co.uk for a visual explanation of Facebook 360 Photos.