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December 22, 2015

Select Facebook iOS 9 Users Testing Apple Live Photos

Facebook is testing support for Apple Live Photos with plans to roll out the feature to all users sometime next year.

According to TechCrunch, only select iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users can share Live Photos on Facebook via the social network’s iOS app. And, thus far, only those with iPhones and iPads running iOS 9 can view Live Photos.

Facebook users can post Live Photos — which Apple describes as an entirely new way to bring your still photos to life — in the same way as regular photos. Users simply click the Photo option from Facebook’s News Feed and then tap on the lower right corner of the image to upload it to their News Feed.

Apple Live Photos are 12‑megapixel pictures that capture the moments just before and just after the image was taken.

“You can bring those moments to life anytime simply by pressing anywhere on the photo,” Apple’s description reads. “You can even set your favorite Live Photo as your Lock screen wallpaper, so you can relive a moment anytime you take your iPhone 6s out of your pocket. And you can view Live Photos on your other Apple devices, too.”