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Facebook Adds New Options for Posting 3D Photos, Including 3D Photos in Stories

Facebook's 3D posts haven't gained huge traction as yet, but they do offer an interesting, engaging visual option, which is likely to see more take-up as more people revert to newer smartphones.

3D photos enable the viewer to tilt to see an alternate angle, giving each image a different perspective. The process is generated through a complex system of image layering and data-mapping (you can read all about it here), but essentially, Facebook uses the dual camera set-up of more recent model smartphones to create the 3D effect, without any extra effort on the part of the creator.

And now, Facebook's adding some new ways to use the option. Over on the Oculus blog, Facebook has announced three new 3D image options.

First off, now users will be able to post these images to their Facebook Stories, adding another option for your Stories process.

"Starting today, you can share 3D photos through Facebook Stories, a place where people share real, everyday moments. Just like with 3D photos you share to News Feed, you’ll be able to see who has viewed, reacted to, and responded to your story. The difference is that Stories are only visible for 24 hours, so they always feel current and help people catch up on what happened that day."

To post 3D photo to your Story, you'll upload your image via the News Feed, as normal, then choose the option to share it to Your Story. When shared, your Story viewers will now also be able to view the 3D effect within the full-screen Stories presentation.

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