For a while now Facebook has supported the uploading of 360-degree photos and videos, where if viewed with a VR headset can create a VR experience. Now it looks like Facebook is setting its sights on a different kind of photo, this time 3D photos as the company has announced that they are rolling out support for it.

So what are 3D photos? Basically with a lot of smartphones these days allowing users to recreate depth-of-field effects convincingly well, 3D photos is essentially an extension of that. According to Facebook, “Whether it’s a shot of your pet, your friends, or a beautiful spot from your latest vacation, you just take a photo in Portrait mode using your compatible dual-lens smartphone, then share as a 3D photo on Facebook where you can scroll, pan and tilt to see the photo in realistic 3D—like you’re looking through a window.”

Like we said a lot of smartphone makers are offering that feature to users, but according to Facebook, it seems that only Portrait-style photos taken by the iPhone 7+, 8+, X or XS will be supported. We’re not sure if there are plans to eventually include support for other phones that can do the same thing.

Now we’re not sure how useful such a feature will be or how much it will enhance your Facebook experience, but if the feature has been enabled for you it could be worth playing around with it, maybe you might find a use for it.

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