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Facebook will let you build immersive 3D “memories” from old photos

We all have memories of things that live on only through old photos. Now, Facebook wants to let us live those memories again–in 3D and in virtual reality. During F8, the company’s developer conference today, Facebook head of social VR Rachel Franklin described how you’ll be able to upload a group of individual photos or … Continue reading “Facebook will let you build immersive 3D “memories” from old photos”

Facebook will let you build immersive 3D “memories” from old photos

We all have memories of things that live on only through old photos. Now, Facebook wants to let us live those memories again–in 3D and in virtual reality.

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During F8, the company’s developer conference today, Facebook head of social VR Rachel Franklin described how you’ll be able to upload a group of individual photos or videos from an event or a place, and a new tool will use them to automatically create a 3D recreation of the space.

Then, with a VR headset, you’ll be able to “walk around” the space, and do so with others using Facebook’s social VR features.

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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