An image can be a good memory for remembering few things and past incidents. The latest advancement in the technology is giving a chance to look at those memories from different angles. Yes, you are right; I’m talking about the 360-degree images. They are providing us with the option to see the various views of the same image which is not possible for a natural image.
Social Networking Platform has taken a step to bring them even closer to the people. As a part of their previous announcement last month, Facebook had started launching the 360-degree photos, a new supported format for uploading panoramas and images of a smartphone.
The tech company is saying that can use panorama picture on your phone or capture a photo with a proper 360-degree app. A Special’ compass icon’ would be displayed on those images and can be seen along with others in the feeds. Users can click and drag on the photo to explore the complete environment, or can by only moving/tilting their smartphones.
Users can also view these images using Oculus Rift or a Gear VR headset. Facebook didn’t mention anything about the process of handling these incomplete panoramas. It is not clear whether it allows partial view or wrap around the images which are not apparently taken.
Last month Facebook had introduced the 360-degree videos along with the announcement about 36o degree photos. It’s still in the early days and will take some time for users to upload 360-degree photos in real numbers. But it can be clearly seen as a creative medium that encourages the new things.
Andy Huang, the Facebook product manager, stated in an official release that “Along with 360 photos from your friends and family, you can discover stunning new 360 photos on Facebook from public figures, publishers, and other organisations.”
He also briefed that “360 photos give you the ability to take the stage in front of 100,000 fans with Paul McCartney, get behind-the-scenes access to the Supreme Court via The New York Times, visit the International Space Station with NASA, and more.”