Facebook’s New Update Will Support Apple’s Live Photos

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Apple introduced “Live Photos” on iPhone 6s around 3 months back and now Facebook will be supporting this feature. The social networking platform has rolled out an update that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to upload and view Live Photos from the Facebook iOS App.

However, there are two limitations to this.

Number one: Live Photos will be available only to the iOS Facebook App users. This mean that only those who are using iOS 9 will be able to enjoy this new addition. Others such as Android users, mobile web users or desktop users will not be able to view or upload Live Photos from their devices.

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Number two: The Verge reported that the rollout has begun for just a small group of Facebook users and won’t reach everyone until next year. So if you’re not one of the few lucky ones who have Live Photos popping up their news feed, we don’t really know when your wait for the new feature will end.

For those lucky ones who have been able to get their hands on the update, using this feature is pretty easy. All you have to do is upload a photo like you normally do but before publishing, you will have to manually select each photo and specify whether you want it to display as a Live Photo on Facebook. Facebook makes you manually enable the Live Photos to prevent any footage from accidentally going public that you didn’t intend. Once up, anyone can press on the photo to see the animation and hear the sound.


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