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Dave Hamilton
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October 20, 2018 11:52 EDT AM  
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[caption id="attachment_51146" align="alignright" width="139"]Screenshot from iPhone showing 3D Photos on Facebook Now you can post 3D Photos from your iPhone[/caption]

Facebook recently started rolling out 3D Photos for iPhone users. Problem is, not everyone has it yet and you want it. Thankfully, Apple-industry legend, Sam Levin, found a path and posted the instructions for us all.

To add 3D Photos to Facebook on your iPhone

  1. Launch the Facebook App
  2. "Like" the Facebook 360 Page on Facebook (this is the trick!).
  3. Force Quit the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  4. Relaunch Facebook and create a new post. You'll see the "3D Photo" option in the list of things you can add to your post.

Facebook will only use Portrait Mode photos for its 3D Photos option. Portrait Mode is currently supported by the Camera app on iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.

Thanks, Sam! And if you want to see an example of this, check out the photo I added to my own feed this morning.

Edit, December 3, 2018: The iPhone XR can take Portrait Mode photos but, as of December 3, 2018, Facebook has not yet updated their app to include this model in their lists. For that matter, the iPad can view and contain Portrait Mode photos in its library, and yet Facebook's app also won't let that device post Portrait Mode photos. Go figure.

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Lee Dronick
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October 20, 2018 1:25 EDT PM  

Thanks Dave! I just sent you a friend request


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November 12, 2018 4:42 EDT PM  

I followed step by step. It didn’t work. I have an iPhone X. Any ideas??


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November 24, 2018 12:11 EDT PM  

I tried this too but it didn't work. Will it just not work with the XR?


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Graham McKay
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November 24, 2018 6:25 EDT PM  

I think @davehamilton did a quick poll elsewhere about the XR and this feature and found it wasn’t available. The assumption at that stage was that Facebook hasn’t added the XR to an internal list of devices that can use the 3D feature.


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Dave Hamilton
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November 25, 2018 1:40 EDT AM  

Indeed, that seems to be the case. Hopefully a future nondescript Facebook update will address this for us all!


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December 3, 2018 12:08 EDT PM  

Can you remove the XR from your site about 3D photos as it can’t be done users on facebooks 360page day you need a duel camera to do this on Facebook


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Dave Hamilton
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December 3, 2018 12:14 EDT PM  

Good point. Edit made!


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December 6, 2018 8:24 EDT AM  

Force Quit the Facebook app on your iPhone. Relaunch Facebook and create a new post. You'll see the “3D Photo” option in the list of things you can add to your post.


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December 19, 2018 12:47 EDT AM  
Posted by: Tim Brend

I followed step by step. Itv didn’t work. I have an iPhone X. Any ideas??

It's working.


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June 26, 2019 10:13 EDT PM  

They never said that you can use XR for 3D photos they were saying then opposite they were saying despite it having a portrait mode you are still unable to use it on Facebook i two find it frustrating that you can’t do it on any phone or any computer I share your frustration. This is a response to someone who asked them to take xr off the tutorial as you can’t take 3D photos on Facebook but I was explaining that that’s exactly what the tutorial mentions that you are not able to use XR.

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ayushisharma
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July 9, 2019 8:26 EDT AM  

Thanks for sharing this guide.


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MannyAlbin
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August 8, 2019 10:51 EDT AM  

Thanks for sharing the step by step guide for this method.


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September 10, 2019 11:04 EDT PM  

I was looking for an application which creates 3D like photos similar to what Facebook allows to post from iPhones (aka 3D Photo).
Checked tons of apps and it seems like only this one does the trick on Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fb3d

Oh, almost forgot - you need to take a picture in Portrait mode and open/find it with/in the app.
It even allows to share it. But doesn't allow to preview in Facebook
Enjoy!


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