Facebook has begun rolling out a new photo feature which makes certain immages appear 3D, complete with depth of field, when they appear on the social network.
The effect takes advantage of Portrait mode photos – all the rage in modern smartphones – taken with dual-lens camera systems which blur the background behind a subject to create a depth of field effect.
Facebook is now able to take these pictures and let them be shared as 3D photos, with users able to scroll, pan and tilt to see the image from different angles, as though they’re looking through a window.
For now, only users with an iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X or XS can use the feature, but it will be rolled out more widely in the weeks to come, Facebook said.
The images can be viewed by any Facebook user on smartphone and desktop, as well as by anyone who happens to be using virtual reality – such as through the Oculus Browser on the Oculus Go headset.