As of this afternoon (tomorrow in the US) some Facebook users with iPhone 6s or 6s Plus have started checking how they could use Live Photos on their Facebook profile and that these in turn were seen. As you know, Live Photos is one of the new features that Apple has introduced on the new iPhone. This type of photography activated by default captures a few moments before and after the moment of taking the picture.
Uploading a “Live Photo” works in an identical way to publishing a conventional photo . We simply have to make a new entry and choose one of these photos from our reel. Facebook will publish it as usual, but there will be an element that will differentiate it from the rest.
An icon with concentric circles and the caption “Live” will point to the fact that we are looking at a Facebook post with such a photo. Although only the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be able to post these photos, any iOS device with iOS 9 installed will be able to see them.
Some users have already tested how they are able to use this new functionality, but Facebook does not plan to introduce it all at once. Now there are a few “chosen ones”. It will be introduced massively in early 2016.
This animated Gif or Video of a second and a half, is one of the most fun features of the new iPhone and to be able to view them on the Facebook application for iOS you must hold the photo as we do when we want to play it on our iPhone 6s.