Facebook adds 360-degree photos to newsfeed

Reuters

Posted at Jun 10 2016 03:40 PM | Updated as of Jun 10 2016 03:41 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. Stephen Lam, Reuters

Facebook Inc. on Thursday launched a feature that allows users to upload photos with 360-degree views.

Apart from photos taken from 360-degree cameras, panoramic photos taken on a mobile phone can be converted to a 360-degree view on the newsfeed, the company said on Thursday.

The photos can also be seen in virtual reality compatible devices, Facebook said.

Facebook rolled out a similar service for video last September.