You’ve all seen those 3D photos on Facebook, but did you know that you needed a phone with dual cameras to achieve that effect? Well now, the company just announced that users will be able to post 3D photos on the social media platform using phones with a single camera. The company also says that users will be above to take 3D photos with their front-facing cameras as well. Get ready for a lot of 3D selfies, people.
The feature was first implemented in October 2018 and was only restricted to phones with a dual camera that could take portrait images, using the dual cameras to take two separate images that were then used to create a ‘depth-like’ feature, resulting in a 3D image. The new single-camera feature uses machine learning to map out the three-dimensional structure of an image and replicate the 3D effect.
The company also says that devices like the iPhone 7 or higher, or “a recent midrange or better Android device” should be capable of using the 3D tool on the main Facebook App.