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
- Launch the Facebook App
- “Like” the Facebook 360 Page on Facebook (this is the trick!).
- 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.
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.
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.