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Have you noticed the new 3D photo feature recently added to Facebook? Facebook quietly rolled this out about a month ago and this is probably the most excited I have been about a Facebook update as of late.

The 3D photos are a new way to share pictures in a fun and captivating way. The picture allows for lifelike dimension with photos that are captured using portrait mode on your iPhone. The iPhones with the portrait made feature are: the iPhone 7+, 8+, X, XS or XS Max.

Here are some tips to be a 3D photo professional.

  1. Create Layers: It is best if your subject is three to four feet away from you. You also want to make sure you have a contrasting background, like a pet in front of a pile of leaves for example.
  2. Contrast: You also want to make sure your subject has contrasting colors. This will allow the subject to stand out against the background.
  3. Texture: Use subjects that have some texture and avoid subjects that are shiny or transparent. You want the main subject to have solid edges.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to post a 3D photo to Facebook.

  1. Tap inside the box that says “What’s on your mind?”
  2. If your iPhone is eligible, you will see an option below that says 3D photo, go ahead and select it.
  3. Your phone should pull open all of your photos that you have taken in “Portrait Mode”
  4. Select a photo. (Note: if you edited this photo on Instagram or in another app, that photo will not work)
  5. Hit next.
  6. Add your caption.
  7. Hit share.
Facebook 3D photo
**Hint: If you can’t find the feature, make sure the app is updated. If it still does not appear, visit the Facebook 360 Page and press ‘Like’. Once you’ve hit ‘Like’, restart your phone. This will allow the 3D photo option to appear.
Miranda Hoofman

Author Miranda Hoofman

Miranda is an Account Manager with experience in planning and managing full scale marketing campaigns including everything from traditional to digital advertising, marketing communications and video production.

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