When the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were introduced in September, the audience was captivated by the new “Live Photos” feature. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will automatically capture the moments before and after you take a photo, using the series of pictures to create, in essence, a short but extraordinarily high-quality video.
Until recently, there weren’t many great options available to users who would like to share their Live Photos. Tumblr recently added support for the feature, but bigger news hit today, as the largest social media site in the world, Facebook, began rolling out Live Photo support.
An update introduced this morning allows users to upload and view Live Photos directly from the iOS app.
Unfortunately, the ability to view Live Photos will be limited to users on the iOS 9 operating system, meaning those accessing Facebook on Android devices or desktops wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the feature.
Rollout of the feature will be gradual, with some users receiving support immediately, and others not receiving support until a later date. The feature is expected to become available to more users at the beginning of the new year.
For those lucky enough to have received the ability to use the feature, the process is simple: Users select a Live Photo to upload as they would a normal photo, but they must tap a small “Live” box in the lower-right corner to upload it as a Live Photo.