Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

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Back in September, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone models – the 6s and 6s Plus – along with a new feature called Live Photos, which show several seconds of live video for each photo taken.

The new phones have a new gesture called 3D touch, which you can use to press on a photo you took to get the live action. They can have sound.

The user just takes a photo like normal and uses what Apple refers to as “efficient frame-to-frame technology” to “extend the captured moment”. In other words, video (though Apple says it’s not video). But still, it’s kind of cool to see photos automatically come with a few seconds of video.

The company said at the time that Facebook would support the feature, and that support is now coming to fruition, at least for some users. TechCrunch reports:

Starting with an update hitting this morning, Facebook is rolling out the ability to upload and view Live Photos from within their iOS app.

One catch: because Live Photos are still fairly new, Facebook isn’t pushing support out to everyone at once. While some people will see them start popping up in their feeds as early as this morning, many won’t see them until the new year.

Tumblr also recently added support for Live Photos.

Image via Apple

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