How to Post a 3D Photo on Facebook

Add a cool photo effect with a supported iPhone or Android device

What to Know

  • Posting 3D photos to Facebook with an iPhone requires a dual-lens camera and Portrait Mode.
  • Select What's on your mind > Photo/Video, choose a photo, and select Done. Then, select Make 3D and share your post as normal.
  • A plain background works best, and colors shouldn't blend too much.

If your Facebook page is looking a bit dull, liven it up by adding a 3D photo. Facebook has a feature that transforms certain pictures into photos with a 3D effect. Here's everything you need to know about creating and posting a 3D image to Facebook with your iPhone or Android device.

How to Post a 3D Photo on Facebook

Posting a 3D photo to Facebook is easy on supported iPhones and Android devices.

The steps to posting a 3D photo are basically identical whether you use Android or iOS, but the interfaces may have slight visual differences. Here's what to do.

To post 3D photos to Facebook with an iPhone, your model must have a dual-lens camera and Portrait Mode. Supported devices include the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max; iPhone X, XS, and XS Max; iPhone 8 Plus; and iPhone 7 Plus.

To post 3D photos to Facebook with an Android, your device needs Portrait Mode, Lens Blur, or Live Focus Mode. Supported devices include the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9; Samsung Galaxy S9+, S10, S10E, S10+, and S10 5G; Samsung Galaxy Fold; Google Pixel and Pixel XL; Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL; and Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL.

  1. Select What's on your mind at the top of your News Feed.

  2. Select Photo/Video.

  3. Select a Portrait Mode photo from your Camera Roll or an album and select Done. You'll see 3D in the lower-right corner of eligible photos.

    Photo/Video selection in Facebook
  4. Tap Make 3D in the upper-left corner of the photo.

  5. Wait a few moments as Facebook processes the photo, and then the 3D photo appears.

    Move your iPhone around a little to see your 3D photo in action.

  6. To remove the 3D effect, tap Remove 3D in the upper-left corner.

  7. Write something about the post, if you like, then select Share or Post.

    The Make 3D and Remove 3D buttons in Facebook

3D Photo Posting Notes

For the best perspective-shifting photos, take a look at how your photo subject contrasts with the background. Colors shouldn't blend too much and a plain background works best.

There are a few restrictions when sharing 3D photos. When posting a 3D photo to Facebook, 3D photos can't be edited, and Facebook may not be able to convert edited photos to 3D. You can only share one 3D photo at a time, and you can't add 3D photos to an album.

If you have issues posting a 3D photo to Facebook, check out Facebook's 3D photo troubleshooting tips.

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