Facebook rolls out 3D Photos to older iPhones

Anne Freier | March 3, 2020

App Business

Facebook is looking to roll out its 3D Photos feature to more phones.

The feature previously only worked with the iPhone 11, but the social network said it wants to extend 3D photos to older phones as well.

The updated technology is based on AI system upgrades which can use a 2D photo to infer a 3D image in just a few seconds.

Dual-lens camera owners have been able to use 3D Photos since 2018.

With the latest upgrade, anyone who owns an iPhone 7 or higher can use the tool.

According to a help post, Facebook warned that:

  • 3D photos can’t be edited. If you edit a photo using Facebook, your computer or a third-party app, you may not be able to convert it into a 3D photo.
  • If you’d like to share a 3D photo, you can’t add multiple photos to a post. Only one 3D photo can be shared at a time.
  • At this time, 3D photos can’t be added to an album.
  • If you’re posting a 3D photo from a Page, 3D photos can’t be boosted or used in ads at this time.

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