With the latest version of the Facebook app for iOS, it is possible to share Live Photos on the social network. However, the animations are not visible to everyone.
Live Photos on Facebook
Since the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus, it is possible to create Live Photos. These pictures can move because your iPhone captures images a bit before and after the photo has been taken. A fun, unique feature of the latest generation smartphones from Apple, but these animations are difficult to share with others. That will change because now you can put the pictures just on Facebook.
Live Photos can be shared with the latest version of the Facebook app that is out now. You share te Live Photos you just like other images from your iPhone via the Camera Roll. If you choose a Live Photo, you can choose the bullseye icon whether you put a still image or a moving Live Photo on Facebook.
However, there is a big downside to this sharing, because only a limited number of people can actually see the Live Photo moving. With an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S you can view the animation using 3D Touch, or by pressing the screen with an older iPhone or iPad with iOS 9.
Also with an Apple Watch and a Mac with El Capitan the animations can be seen by importing the images in the Photos app. Do you have an older version of iOS, OS X, an Android device, a Windows PC, or any other way that you get on Facebook, then you’re out of luck.
The update is not available directly in front of everyone, but Facebook is rolling out the new feature gradually. At least make sure that you download the latest version of the app. The app requires 106MB of free space.