If you want to post a 360 photo in a Facebook comment but instead, your photo was pasted as a warped equirectangular image, then this post is for you. Yes, you can post a comment that has a fully interactive 360 photo in it! In fact, there are two ways to do it, and don’t worry, they’re both very easy.
Option 1: post a 360 photo with Chrome mobile browser
My friend and tech vlogger Pepe Vazquez found one of the ways to embed a 360 photo in the comment. Use Chrome mobile browser on your smartphone and go to Facebook.com. (Strangely, it doesn’t work on the desktop Chrome browser.) Post a comment and as part of your comment, upload a 360 photo (with the correct 360 metadata). The photo will be recognized as 360. Here is a tutorial by vlogger Pepe Vazquez showing how to do it:
BTW, Pepe is very passionate about 360 cameras, so you please check out his YouTube channel, which has many tips for 360 cameras!
Option 2: post a link to a previous post with a 360 photo
The other way to insert a 360 photo is if the 360 photo has already been posted somewhere such as your timeline. In that case, you can add a link to the original post in the comment, and the comment will show the 360 photo from the original post. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Post a 360 photo to your timeline or find a timeline post that already has a 360 photo.
Step 2: Near the top of the post, it will say when it was posted, such as “Just now” or “September 1 at 9:00 am”. Right click on that date or time and click on “Copy link address.”
Step 3: In the comment where you want the 360 photo to appear, paste the address you copied.
The 360 photo from the post in Step 1 will now appear in the comment.
Summary: Two Ways to Post 360 Photos in Facebook Comments
In summary, there are two ways to post 360 photos in Facebook comments – you can either (i) use your smartphone’s mobile Chrome browser on Facebook.com, or (ii) paste a link to a previous 360 photo from your timeline. The 360 photo will then appear as an interactive 360 photo in the comment.