acebook has begun to roll out support for Live Photos in its popular iOS app. The news was first reported by TechCrunch.
Live Photos, which capture a second and a half of video before and after the image, can currently only be taken with an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. But they can be viewed through the Facebook app with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 or later.
Just to note, Facebook is slowly rolling out Live Photo support, and it won’t be completely finished until sometime early next year.
When uploading a Live Photo through the Facebook app, you’ll notice a “Live” box in the bottom right corner. You’ll need to tap that to upload the Live Photo version. If you don’t, it will only upload the still image. I’m glad to see users will have to opt-in to allow the Live Photo to be sent to Facebook.
Earlier this month, Yahoo’s popular Tumblr social network also started to allow users to share Live Photos. With version 5.0 of that app, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus users can also 3D Touch the app’s icon to quickly access the search functionality.
The Facebook app is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
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