Joining Tumblr, Facebook enables viewing of Apple’s animated Live Photos

“The latest iPhones come with the ability to turn still images into video — just like magic — but sharing options had been limited to other Apple apps,” Anick Jesdanun reports for The Associated Press. “”

“That’s changing as Facebook, one of the leading forums for photo sharing, adds Apple’s Live Photos feature to Facebook’s iPhone and iPad app. Facebook will start offering it Monday to a limited number of users initially, with a broader rollout planned in the coming weeks,” Jesdanun reports. “Facebook’s support follows a similar move by Yahoo’s Tumblr service.”

“Your friend merely needs to tap and hold the photo to watch the image animate. The iPhone 6s [and 6s Plus] models are required for creating Live Photos, but viewing can also be done on older iPhones and iPads with the latest [iOS 9] operating system,” Jesdanun reports. “On Android and Web browsers, you get only the still images.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Yet another reason for those who mistakenly relegated themselves to commodity-grade Android knockoffs to upgrade to real iPhones and iPads.

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