Facebook Helps You Morph Flat Panoramas into ‘360 Photos’

Facebook’s upcoming “360 Photos” feature will allow users to upload panoramas taken on smartphones and cameras and convert them into enhanced 360-degree images with panning functionality for their News Feeds and the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR, essentially enabling consumers to publish VR content without the need for special equipment. “Facebook is also releasing Gear VR usage stats for the first time, saying Gear VR has 1 million monthly users, and those who use it spend 25 minutes per day on the device,” reports TechCrunch. “That could encourage developers to build for the platform.”