Facebook is already supporting iPhone 6s’ Live Photos feature, this representing an attractive idea that is currently unique to Apple’s newest flagship devices, iPhone 6s/6s Plus. It works in a very simple way and every time the user takes a photo, it also shoots a series of frames prior and after that particular image.
The images can opened from the phone’s library and are displayed as still pictures. However, if the user actually presses harder on the device’s force-sensitive screen, the still photo will quickly turn into an extremely short video using the extra frames that his gadget secretly shot while the person was only just creating an image.
This simple, yet effective, idea has been integrated in various applications before, but now is for the first time built into iOS’s latest features. Unfortunately, since it is exclusive only to iOS 9 and iPhone 6s, it is a bit challenging to share these Live Photos via social media with all your friends.
Right now, you are restricted to only emailing them, until third party applications will get up to date with it. A couple of months ago, Tumblr announced its new support for iPhone’s moving images. Posting such photos is performed like anyone would normally do, but all Live Photos can now be recognized by the trademark round symbol when they are searched in Tumblr‘s vast image collection.
iPhone 6s customers have to press on these images to see the shot live video, while those who have older apple gadgets must tap harder and then hold to see the moving pictures (but only if their system is operating on iOS 9).
Recently, Facebook announced that it also offers support for this function as well. Those who do not have it will receive it over time, since the upgrade will be released gradually to the numerous users of Apple’s various devices.
Obviously, Facebook likes to open up the new feature for customers in successive roll-outs, instead of allowing it for all people at once. For people who are interested if they can submit Live Photo, here is how they can find out for sure.
Open a “Photo” post and select one of your Live Photos directly from your image collection. Once the photo is selected, but you have not published it yet, look at the low-right area of your posts’ previews. If it includes a “Live” icon, which is switchable for on and off posting, then you are good to go. However, if you do not see it yet, wait for the roll-out for your device, possibly until the beginning of 2016.
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